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The loooong MLB playoff-game road

Even the low-scoring postseason games are being played at a glacial pace

Originally Published: October 16, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Wake me up when the current ALCS at-bat is finished.

I wrote earlier this year that when games go into extra innings, I never want the drama to end. Regular nine-inning games are different, though, because barring a tie, there is a set length. Those nine innings can be brisk. They can be long and filled with drama. They can be tense pitchers' duels. They can be action-packed and high-scoring. They can be many things.

But what they should not be is much, much, much longer ...

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