SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies manager Walt Weiss said the pace-of-play rule changes are subtle ones, but he's interested to see one play out during regular-season games at Coors Field. If a pitching change occurs during an inning, the new pitcher must be ready to face the batter within 2 minutes, 30 seconds.
"Some guys like to run in there, some guys like to walk," Weiss said. "In Colorado, you're a mile high. Guys don't like to run to get in, and be winded when they get to the mound. That's the one that you might have to adapt to more than anything else."
Weiss has an old-school solution:
"I like the idea of the bullpen car," Weiss said. "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."
Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, and like his Facebook page, Thomas Harding and Friends at www.Rockies.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.