By the way, here are the current results for the ESPN poll reflecting Stark's rule changes. Note that the top two, the only ones supported by over 50% of voters, are not rule changes. And this is a poll in which 40% of those polled bothered to vote for banning thunderstix. Even 6.7% voted for the blue-skying designated fielder.
What about Charlie O. Finley's orange balls (excuse me?) and designated runner?
Which of the following MLB rule changes would you support?
67.5% Making batters stay in the batter's box
61.3% Disallowing the 'phantom tag'
50.0% Instituting instant replay for some calls
42.8% Shrinking the September roster to 30 (instead of 40)
40.2% Banning 'Thunder Stix'
38.4% Limiting managers and coaches to five mound visits per game
29.0% Getting rid of the 'runner's box' on the first-base line
28.6% Allowing only three pickoff attempts per runner
12.5% Eliminating the out-of-the-baseline rule
6.7% Adding a 'designated fielder' (who doesn't bat)