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"As with the pitch clock and limiting pickoffs, making the bases bigger is a change made for one reason -- to reduce injuries on plays around the bag -- with the potential for a secondary effect that increases basestealing. Moving first and second base just a little closer together could change the timing math that has been disrupted by increased velocity over the last 40 years, leveling the battle between the baserunner and the defense."