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Re: MLB
« Reply #2910 on: October 24, 2018, 03:42:22 PM »
Games arent longer than they used to be but theyve always been to long. For the average viewer 4 hrs is wayyyy too long to keep their attention.

games are significantly longer than they were 20 years ago.

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2911 on: October 24, 2018, 03:44:51 PM »
Games arent longer than they used to be but theyve always been to long. For the average viewer 4 hrs is wayyyy too long to keep their attention.
Games are longer, more pitchers, players see way more pitches
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2912 on: October 24, 2018, 03:47:21 PM »
Games arent longer than they used to be
Lolwut?
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« Reply #2913 on: October 24, 2018, 03:47:31 PM »
Games are longer, more pitchers, players see way more pitches
Are there statistic to back that up,  didn't they make rules recently to try and shorten the game- i.e. limit mound visits, intentional walks. Etc

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2914 on: October 24, 2018, 03:52:04 PM »
Lolwut?
Talking the past 5 years.

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2915 on: October 24, 2018, 06:34:51 PM »
It's been flat for the past five years but overall, it has lengthened substantially over time.  Seems like the big culprit is the number of pitchers used per game per team.  So much more specialization among pitchers.  Can't find number of pitches per plate appearance over this period of time.  It has risen slightly over the past 20 years from 3.74 in 1999 to 3.90 in 2018.

1970 - 2:32 length, 2.66 pitchers per game per team
1980 - 2:33, 2.56
1990 - 2:51, 3.02
2000 - 3:01, 3.54
2010 - 2:54, 3.87
2013 - 3:04, 3.95
2018 - 3:04, 4.36

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2916 on: October 24, 2018, 06:45:07 PM »
My grandfather often talks about is seems like MLB games have doubled in length from his childhood in the 40s.
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2917 on: October 24, 2018, 10:34:07 PM »
Every time Dave roberts changes pitchers mid inning so far has backfired this series

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2918 on: October 25, 2018, 12:18:07 AM »
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2919 on: October 25, 2018, 01:03:00 AM »
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« Reply #2920 on: October 25, 2018, 05:11:04 AM »
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2921 on: October 25, 2018, 07:47:17 AM »


It's been flat for the past five years but overall, it has lengthened substantially over time.  Seems like the big culprit is the number of pitchers used per game per team.  So much more specialization among pitchers.  Can't find number of pitches per plate appearance over this period of time.  It has risen slightly over the past 20 years from 3.74 in 1999 to 3.90 in 2018.

1970 - 2:32 length, 2.66 pitchers per game per team
1980 - 2:33, 2.56
1990 - 2:51, 3.02
2000 - 3:01, 3.54
2010 - 2:54, 3.87
2013 - 3:04, 3.95
2018 - 3:04, 4.36

Where did you get this from? Curios to see if  2000 was the anomaly or 2010 was.

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2922 on: October 25, 2018, 07:59:16 AM »
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2923 on: October 25, 2018, 09:03:32 AM »
My grandfather often talks about is seems like MLB games have doubled in length from his childhood in the 40s.
I can only vouch for the 60s but I would agree with him.
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2924 on: October 25, 2018, 09:44:15 AM »

Where did you get this from? Curios to see if  2000 was the anomaly or 2010 was.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/misc.shtml


Length of game times trended up until 2000 and that was a high water mark and trended down until 2006 and started coming back up again over the past ten years.   Data shows runs per game peaked in 2000 so that seems to be the reason for the uptick in game time.  We were in the steroid era etc.  Barry Bonds broke the HR record and had one of the greatest seasons ever in 2001.  Sosa had his best years 98-01.