Welcome to SB Nation Reacts (formerly known as SB Nation Fanpulse), a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Royals fans, sign up HERE to join SBN Reacts.
With unique circumstances over the last year, baseball has tried to adjust accordingly with some new rules to protect players. One of those rules was cut down on long extra-inning games and save pitchers’ arms by requiring that every extra inning begins with a runner at second base.
We asked our SBN Reacts fans what they thought of that rule, and they’re not big fans, with 73 percent disapproving of the rule.
We also asked fans if they thought there was any difference with new “un-juiced baseballs” that MLB was supposed to integrate this year. So far, we’ve seen monster home runs, but the data is mixed so far with some evidence that balls aren’t traveling as far. Either way, fans aren’t seeing much of a difference yet, with 73 percent saying there is no change.
Finally, we asked each fan base what they thought of their team’s defense so far. Royals fans know what a great defense looks like, having seen one of the best-gloved teams ever in 2015. Alex Gordon is gone and Adalberto Mondesi has been out, but Royals fans still think the defense looks good.
Remember, you can sign up to participate in SBN Reacts surveys at this link! Surveys will go out each week and only take a few minutes to complete. Check back next week for more SBN Reacts results!