Expect some big changes soon in the way NFL games are broadcast.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league will present a plan for how to restructure the commercial breaks within broadcasts, as well as the in-game timing of replay reviews that normally disrupts the flow of games.
There will be fewer, but longer commercial breaks, which means there will be fewer instances of a commercial, a kickoff, then another commercial.
“It drives me crazy,” Goodell told USA Today Sports on Wednesday. “We call those ‘double-ups.’ They actually occurred 27 percent of the time (on kickoffs last season). And that’s still too high for us.”
Centerfield may just be his spot.
“I’d like to play centerfield because my legs feel good, my arm feels good and everything feels good to try to compete,” Infante said, via the Detroit Free Press. “I know there’s a lot of guys in here but I have to compete with them and see what happens.”
Infante has a solid .271/.308/.387 career slash line, but he struggled the last three seasons with the Royals. Still, Tigers fans remember the diminutive infielder hitting .318 with 10 home runs and 51 RBIs in just 118 games back in 2013.
The Tigers seem open to just about anyone starting at centerfield this season, so long as they make a few plays and bat reasonably well to keep the potent lineup moving.
“I’m going to try to do that because I want to play,” Infante said. “When you play infield, you handle a lot of situations. In the outfield, you just read the ball, that’s it.”
While the competition plays out during spring training, Infante is soaking up the moment being back in Detroit.
“It feels great,” he said. “I’m really happy to be back with the Tigers. Happy to be with the organization that gave me an opportunity to be here. Try to make Cheap NBA Jerseys the team and we’ll see.”