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Baseball games are too long.

August 17, 2017

I’ve been watching Yankee baseball during my vacation. Marianne likes it too until she gets sleepy and has to go to bed. Night games start at 7:10 p.m. The games aren’t over until after 10:00 p.m. This is crazy! If the pitcher had to get the ball back to the catcher in 12 seconds, the games would be over before 9:30 p.m. If the batters got 3 balls and 2 strikes, the pitchers arms wouldn’t wear out so fast and the games would be over by like 9:00 p.m.

Also, I wouldn’t have to watch Aaron Judge take the first pitch for a strike, miss the second pitch, and work his way to a 3 and 2 count on 7 pitches, only to strike out. OK, once in a while he hits a ball from Yankee Stadium almost to Boston, and I like that.

But not enough to stay up all night watching the pitcher shake off pitches until the catcher forgets the signs. And then the catcher has to go out to the mound, and they can talk about the signs while covering their mouths. Then, when everybody is back in position, the batter steps out of the box to adjust his ankle guard and other parts. By this time the catcher has forgotten the signs again.

If the batters only got 3 balls and 2 strikes, they wouldn’t foul the ball back into the catcher’s mask so much. And catchers would remember things better.

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