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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?