Here is part of an article on MLB's efforts to speed up games. The whole article is here.http://www.bizofbaseball.com/index.p...2200&Itemid=42
I love a clean. crisp game.
MLB Addresses Pace of the Game Rules
Written by Maury Brown
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Following a discussion on pace of game at last week’s Owners Meetings in Milwaukee, Major League Baseball today held a series of conference calls with each Club’s field manager, general manager and in-game entertainment staff and with all Major League umpire crew chiefs. The calls were organized by MLB’s Baseball Operations Department, headed by Executive Vice President Jimmie Lee Solomon.
During the calls, Major League Baseball advised all participants that umpires will be more vigilant in the enforcement of matters pertaining to the improvement of pace of game efforts, including, but not limited to, Official Baseball Rules 6.02(a), 6.02(b), 6.02(c) and 8.04.
“Improving pace of game is an important goal that will be emphasized,” said Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig. “Clubs and fans share the common objective of seeing a game that is played as sharply and crisply as possible. We have reminded our staff and our umpires to enforce the rules in order to achieve the progress we need in this area.”