White Sox fans angry over the new ‘flipping’ rule that ends rallies mid-inning during spring training games: ‘This is not Little League’

MESA, ARIZ. — Fans entering the gates at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., Tuesday were greeted with a sign informing them the game between the Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers would only be six innings. But most of the crowd was unaware of the new spring training rule that gives managers the option to stop the inning if a pitcher has thrown 20 pitches and immediately move on to the next half-inning. It happened five times during the Sox-Rangers game — and the booing from the crowd became incrementally louder on each occasion. “Totally aggravating,” said Paul Meincke, a former reporter at…

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