In Praise Of “Peculiarly Hypnotic Tedium”

The Baseball Bloggess

Good news, baseball fans!

All your griping about long and slow baseball games has paid off.

Games are shorter!

Last year thelength of the average baseball game dropped – dropped! – to 3 hours and 4 minutes. That’s a savings of 4 minutes per game over 2017.

I hate math, but check out this wizardry …

With a 162-game season, there were 2,430 regular season games scheduled in 2018. At 4 minutes saved per game, that comes out to 9,720 free minutes or – and this is going to blow your mind – 162 hours saved!

Pulitizer-winning novelist Philip Roth once called baseball’s pace “peculiarly hypnotic tedium” and, just to be clear, he meant that in a good way.

I’m sure you put your 4-minute-per-game savings to good use last season.

Maybe you used your free minutes to watch Bongo Cat play Africa

The average American shower takes…

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Posted on January 20, 2019, in Baseball. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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