Re: Back in the day...
Ironically, Jim Maloney tore his Achilles' Tendon in 1970 at the prime of his career. Ironically #2 the best pitcher of 60's for the Reds was replaced by the future pitching star of the '70's - Don Gullett.
There are reasons abound why games used to last a little under or over 2 hours and now they last 3 and over. The first item is pitching. Its the way of thinking that fresh pitching beats fresh pitching. Blame Sparky if you will.
Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.