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The Pace of MLB Baseball Could be Changed by Those With the Remotes

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    You've heard them all before, the ones who say "It's just slow, and boring," or "If it were as fast paced as basketball, I'd prolly watch it more." Ugh, nails on a chalk board. There is something that surrounds the game, a feeling that all baseball fans know. I've beaten nostalgia over the head with a bat already, so I'll skip to the issue.

    An article I found at ESPN stated the obvious, as well as what we were afraid to hear. Since MLB shot itself up with networking roids, the game itself is being tweaked. It isn't as much about the fans in the stands anymore, as much as it is about those in the Lazyboys.

    It may not be a 911 for live baseball watchers yet, but I feel a calm before the storm. It all comes down to perception. When asked how they felt about the pace of the game live, they said it was just right. When asked how they felt about the pace when at home, they said it was slow. Ultimately, the almighty dollar will win, either way. I have an idea, how about they find a way to speed up the game for the TV watchers, and leave the pace alone for those in the stands?

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    Maybe they could do some kind of time delay for the start of games airing, and then speed up the lull times with smart editing? A thought anyways.

    As much as I like the sentiment of keeping baseball true to the game of old, I think the problem here has much more to do with the fact that there are 180+ regular season games, much more than the length of a single game.

    I just can't seem to get into an entire mid season baseball game, in full, unless it means something. And it's just really hard for any single game in the regular season to mean anything at all when you have so many. I would much rather see MLB cut the season in half, than cut the length of any given game in half.

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    Dallasite Wrote:

    I just can't seem to get into an entire mid season baseball game, in full, unless it means something. And it's just really hard for any single game in the regular season to mean anything at all when you have so many. I would much rather see MLB cut the season in half, than cut the length of any given game in half.

    That sounds even worse than cutting the length of the game. The length of the season also gives fans ample opportunity to attend games, and as a result, makes a ticket to a baseball game one of the most affordable, if not, the most affordable. I understand where it feels like there is too much going on to care. Messing with the pace either by game or by season, isn't a good idea.