“The strikeout dilemma has MLB officials deeply concerned given it is the primary reason for the game’s sluggish pace of play and its troublesome lack of action on certain nights. All sorts of remedies are the focus of experiments on the minor league level, including moving the pitching mound back 1 foot. But those are just bandages. This is the game’s biggest ailment. So, when did this strikeout phenomenon begin and, more importantly, what is the solution to stop this K train — or at least slow it down?” ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian: How the ‘K’ became the most destructive letter in Major League Baseball.