This article is part of our Mound Musings series.At least a couple of times each season, I take a deep breath and then ask the ultimate question, seeking the ultimate answer. There are always a handful of random thoughts, which are interesting, unbelievable, or both, and it's an opportunity to throw some ideas on the field that may not have been yet discussed in the more topic-focused editions of the Musings. Maybe you have an arm in mind you'd like to evaluate, or perhaps a pitching thought to toss out there? It's worth a shot, so let's go.
7,000? Really?!?!: I read a note the other day that stated MLB is on pace to have more than 7,000 fewer balls in play than just four years ago. What??? There are 2,430 games played in a full season, which means, at the current pace, there will be nearly three fewer balls put in play in each and every game!
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