Mattingly favors improving pace of game

Mattingly favors improving pace of game

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly hadn't had time to read the new MLB rules on pace of game, but he liked what he heard.

"I like the word 'pace' as opposed to speeding the game up, we should have a good pace to the game," Mattingly said. "I think some of the rules have been there, we just have to enforce it. I'm all for playing at a better pace. We can cut out some of the down time."

Mattingly also agreed with the change allowing managers to challenge an umpire decision and ask for instant replay without coming onto the field and waiting for a sign from the bench.

"There's no reason to leave the dugout for that," he said.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.