Re: Do you loooooong for shorter games?
I've read that before the 1920's games that if a game went more than two hours it was considered very long. If you look at games in the dead ball era most were played in under two hours. Some doubleheaders would be played in 2 1/2 hours or less. I really don't think TV has had that much effect. Maybe added 10 minutes a game. I think most of it is the batters stepping out on every pitch. I don't think that happened much in days gone by. Now every hitter steps out,waves his bat around,adjust something or another,spits and then climbs back in. The only reason I can think of is to get more airtime. So in that sense TV has had and effect on length of games.
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