Monday, September 22, 2014

Sox Have Second Longest Avg. Game Length

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When the two Red Sox representatives on MLB's "Pace" Committee show up for the first meeting, they may get a few evil eyes. After all, the Red Sox are ranked #2 in all of baseball on average length of their games. Boston clocked in with a ridiculous average of three hours, nine minutes and forty-four seconds. This is second only to their AL East colleagues in Tampa (3:12:40). Some of the suggested fixes for this are: a pitch clock; limiting the number of mound visits by non-coaches; and forcing batters to stay in the box and eschew their endless VELCRO ® adjustments. Hopefully, they'll impose some of the new rules in time for the 2105 season.