Speeding games on MLB agenda for next season

From FOX Sports - November 14, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)Major League Baseball is intent on shortening games next season.

The average time of a nine-inning game was a record 3 hours, 5 minutes this season, up from 2:56 in 2015. The postseason average was 3:29.

Many owners and general managers want to cut down trips to the mound by catchers, whether the reason is changing signs, talking about pitch selection or giving a pitcher a breather during long plate appearances.

Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro says its not just listening to our current fans, its thinking about our future fans and the landscape were competing on.


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