What I couldn’t figure out is if the hitter tries it (ie ball hits the ground, hitter runs) and they don’t make it, are they out or do they get to contribute their AB? I assume out or there is no downside to trying and it would greatly extend the length of a game.
How will it be determined, is there going to be a line they cross? Just making a move in the umps opinion? (That would be way to strict I fear)
My initial thought is I hate the idea, but honestly, maybe it is not so bad upon consideration. I always thought it was an oddity if the game that the catcher has no real penalty for missing the ball with no one on base.
I like that Baseball is trying new things that could add excitement to the game.