Extra innings? Give me more!

Why worry about the length of a game when baseball is just getting exciting?

Originally Published: June 12, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

According to a recent, well-researched and very entertaining Boston Globe story, major league game times are longer than they used to be, reversing a trend. They're back up to an average of nearly 2 hours, 58 minutes this year, matching the all-time high in 2000.

And that's without Tony La Russa managing.

As the Globe and so many others (including myself) have detailed over the years, the reasons for the increased length of games are legion. Longer TV commercial breaks. ...

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