Re: Do you loooooong for shorter games?
Baseball has been roughly the same game for decades, that's why I love it. Baseball doesn't add three point lines or make it harder to defend a receiver... the game today is the same game Babe Ruth played.
This isn't football where physical dominance is the most important attribute for a player. Baseball requires a lot of thinking and strategy, pitcher vs batter especially. If a pitcher has to take another five seconds to get prepared to throw a pitch, I don't care. Imagine a full count, bases loaded, tied ballgame in the ninth inning. Crowd is going crazy. The pitcher is shaking off signs and then suddenly, the umpire decided the pitcher has taken too long and calls ball four. The winning run crosses the plate without a ball ever being thrown. I know this happens occasionally because of balks, but I still feel that's pretty cheap. It's supposed to be about the pitcher vs the batter and then suddenly it's about the pitcher vs the clock.
In a world that's becoming more and more fast paced every year, I don't think baseball should change its ways.