Should pro sports have a mercy rule?

One MLB manager recently suggested it

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
August 20, 2019 - 8:41 am

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With the Little League World Series going on in Williamsport, PA a trend from that tournament is being discussed by some in Major League Baseball.

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone spoke after being on the losing end of a 19-5 game about the positives of considering a mercy rule in sports.

John Fricke and Hugh Douglas react to Aaron Boone's comments and discuss if there should be a mercy rule in pro sports.

"I understand it in high school sports, maybe even in college, but in the pro's, no," says Hugh. "There's too many examples so I don't think in the pros that rule applies."

The World Baseball Classic currently has a mercy rule of 10 runs after 7 innings and the IBF has a mercy rule if the losing team agrees to forfeit the rest of the game.

So the idea of a mercy rule in baseball isn't unheard of, but most don't feel it has a place in Major League Baseball.