Nah, I already tried that on a Sopranos I had. Red plunger spring ended up making it easier in a way if you apply a soft palm bump to the plunger instead of pulling it like one normally would.
The problem with Sopranos is that it’s a long playing game no matter how it’s set. If a TD wants to disallow a strategy because of ball times, he should DQ the game all together and leave it out of the event. Or just play it as-is, in my opinion.
Or, if he’s hell-bent on enforcing the rule, then someone else’s idea of pulling the plunger out completely and using the flipper ball launch will solve the problem. But that’s not in everyone’s power to do if they are using location games they aren’t the owners of.