4/20 Speed dating
There’s been talk about speeding up the pace of Major League games. Umpires have denied some players’ requests for time in the batter’s box to hurry things up.
“When I played, since then everything in life has speeded up, it seems,” Lou Piniella said. “I don’t know if 15 minutes makes that much of a difference. I think the quality of the games are more important than the time of the games, that people get to see good plays, competitive games. I think that’s much more important than cutting 15 minutes off a game. That’s just my feeling.
“People come to the ballpark to see great players,” he said. “They don’t come over with a time watch to see how long it took for it to materialize. As it is, when these games are on television, we’re always waiting for television to get back [from commercial break] so the game can continue.”
What’s your opinion? Should MLB make changes to speed up the game? Does it matter if the game takes 2 hours or 3 hours? Just curious.
— Carrie Muskat