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11-01-2012, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by JACKETfan View Post
Bleacherreport.com has a good summary:

According to MLB.com, the average time for a nine inning game in the 1970s was around two hours and 30 minutes. Thirty years later, the numbers had grown to two hours and 45 minutes to two hours and 50 minutes during the early part of the 21st century. Starting in 2007, the number grew to a little more than two hours and 50 minutes per game, and has not fallen below the 2:50 mark since.

So, what has caused the increase in game time? The increase is related to several factors not directly correlated with the game, notably increased time between innings for TV and radio commercials.
What this fails to take into account is that baseball was boring in the 70s too.

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What this has to do with the lockout, I dunno, and who cares?
The lockout is boring.

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