Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, July 13, 2022 -- "The Solution"

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"Baseball should move to seven-inning games.

"Lopping two innings off the game cuts out about 40 minutes, rolling back game times to what they were during the 1970s. Ever notice, at the game, that the crowd tends to leave around two-and-a-half hours in no matter what is happening? That’s about how long casual fans, and most people with kids, will stay at the ballpark. They’re leaving at 9:30 unless someone’s got a no-hitter going or you’re already in the bottom of the ninth with some drama possible."