As part of a green initiative, South Korean games will be shorter. No word on what punishment batters will face for adjusting their cup, helmet, and gloves with every single pitch. When the new season starts next month, a pitcher will have a maximum of 12 seconds to throw the ball after the batter is ready. If he breaches the time limit, a warning will be given the first time and each subsequent warning will be counted as a ball. EMTs have been dispatched to Steve Trachsel's house with a defibrillator as a precaution.