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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2015, 09:23:01 pm »
How about we cut at least 40 of the damned commercials out of every freaking telecast. Games would be down to about 50 minutes.
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2015, 06:03:33 am »
I went to watch the AAA Indianapolis game the other night. The International League has implemented the 20 second clock, pitcher must be set and batter must be in the box. After about 2 innings, the novelty of the clock wore off and it was just baseball. The quicker pace kept my mind in the game a bit more it seemed. I'm a baseball traditionalist but I like the idea of the 20 second clock.  :koolaid
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2015, 10:04:02 am »
How about we cut at least 40 of the damned commercials out of every freaking telecast. Games would be down to about 50 minutes.

they do have a clock between innings.  commercial breaks dont seem as long.
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2015, 07:06:17 pm »
I've noticed a lot more staying in the box, which I really like. By the time the pitchers is ready to regroup for his next pitch just seems like a good flow. I still want batters to be able to say "fvck this" and step out of the box while Kimbrel runs his intimidate pose for far too long.
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2015, 07:57:58 am »
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #50 on: August 24, 2015, 01:31:49 pm »
It's working  :koolaid


Chris Marinak, Major League Baseballís senior vice president for league economics and strategy, said the average length of a nine-inning game had declined from 3 hours 2 minutes in 2014 (the first time it had been over 3 hours) to 2:54. Marinak said the eight-minute drop was the biggest decline in game time since 1963.

In the minors, where the pitch clock is also helping to move things along, the reduction has generally been even larger. Through games on Aug. 17, the average length of a nine-inning game in the Class AAA International League had fallen to 2:41, from 2:56 in 2014, a 15-minute decline that was the biggest among the minor leagues.

Right behind was the Class AAA Pacific Coast League, with a drop to 2:45 from 2:58. In Class AA, the Eastern League shaved off 12 minutes (2:38 from 2:50) and the Southern League, 11 minutes (2:41 from 2:52).
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #51 on: August 24, 2015, 01:36:49 pm »
Yet somehow Jeremy Hellickson is still allowed to take the mound every fifth day.
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #52 on: August 27, 2015, 11:44:20 am »
Yet somehow Jeremy Hellickson is still allowed to take the mound every fifth day.

Tell me about it, he pitched against the Nats a few weeks back and it took 2+ hours to get through the 5th inning.
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #53 on: August 28, 2015, 10:13:16 pm »
I went to watch the AAA Indianapolis game the other night. The International League has implemented the 20 second clock, pitcher must be set and batter must be in the box. After about 2 innings, the novelty of the clock wore off and it was just baseball. The quicker pace kept my mind in the game a bit more it seemed. I'm a baseball traditionalist but I like the idea of the 20 second clock.  :koolaid

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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #54 on: February 25, 2016, 12:26:43 pm »
They are introducing some new rules for this season as well  :koolaid

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When it comes to pace-of-play improvements, the league has issued a new directive on mound visits and television commercial breaks. From the press release:

The pace of game program will expand this season to include timed 30-second visits to the pitcher's mound by managers and pitching coaches. In addition, break timers will now mirror the time allotted to broadcasters between innings: 2:05 for locally televised games and 2:25 for nationally televised games, a reduction of 20 seconds each from the 2015 season, when the timers counted down from 2:25 for local games and from 2:45 for national games. The change aims to allow players to more closely match the resumption of play with the return of broadcasters from commercial breaks.

Thanks in part to new rules limiting when a batter can leave the batter's box, average game times last season dropped under three hours. Consider the above a strong step in the same direction.
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #55 on: February 25, 2016, 01:32:50 pm »
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #56 on: February 25, 2016, 01:42:03 pm »
They need to get the games back to 2:30 hours, like back in 1970  :koolaid

Average game time by year:
2015: 3.01
2010: 2.91
2005: 2.78
2000: 3.02
1990: 2.87
1980: 2.64
1970: 2.57
1960: 2.64
1950: 2.38
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #57 on: February 25, 2016, 01:52:38 pm »
When you pay exorbitant ticket prices, I don't want the game to be faster.  I want to drink beer all got dam day.
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2016, 01:53:14 pm »
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2016, 01:55:50 pm »
When you pay exorbitant ticket prices, I don't want the game to be faster.  I want to drink beer all got dam day.

i'd rather get out of there quicker then head to a bar to get beer at a reasonable price
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