How Shortened Season Impacts Snitker's Decision-Making

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
June 30, 2020 - 12:58 pm

Major League Baseball is about to return with a 60-game season set to begin in July for 2020 season. 

The shortened season comes with its fair share of challenges for both players and managers, none of whom have ever experienced this kind of year.

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Atlanta Braves players and coaches will report to Truist Park on Wednesday to get their summer training started. 

How different is Braves manager Brian Snitker's job, and decision-making process, going to be in this shorter season?

"You've never done this before in your life. You have coached baseball for 30-40 years like Brian has and you've never entered a situation like this," Paul Bryd of FOX Sports Southeast told Andy and Randy.

"It'll be very, very unique to see how games are managed."

A manager will have to know when to keep or move pitchers and how to handle their batters that end up in slumps.

"It's almost like September 'rush for the playoffs' baseball," said Byrd. "Games are going to be twice as important and you're going to see people who are going to panic and make too many moves and over-manage."