Rockies manager Walt Weiss wants to bring back bullpen cars
One of the ways the MLB is trying to speed up the pace of play this year is to limit the time a pitcher coming in from the bullpen has to be ready. A pitcher called upon during an inning must be ready within 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Although many pitchers jog in from the bullpen, that might be an issue in Colorado, according to Rockies manager Walt Weiss. He told MLB.com’s Thomas Harding that some pitchers like to walk in to conserve energy in the mile-high altitude of Denver. His solution: the bullpen car.
I brought up the bullpen car. Growing up, watching games, man, that was cool. When they went to the bullpen and you got to see the guy come in the car. I think Milwaukee even drove them in a Harley. Good stuff.
Here are a couple of classic examples:
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) January 5, 2015
— Will C (@will_e_777) December 28, 2013
Others just wanted to be cool:
— Geoff Snow (@geoffreysnow) February 21, 2015
Maybe this isn’t such a bad idea.
— kyla the worst (@fifthstarter) February 27, 2015
Angell, writing about the ‘72 season, notes the Yankees used a Datsun as their bullpen car. This is it: pic.twitter.com/bAaYYeORro
— Chris Chrisman (@chrischrisman) February 28, 2013