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MLB claims big win

Shorter games are great; expansion? Not so much Major League Baseball has claimed victory in its war excruciatingly long, tedious games. Commissioner Rob Manfred reports that the average time for a nine-inning game has fallen 26 minutes, coming in at 2 hours, 38 minutes. MLB Players Association chief Tony Clark is hopeful that a few seconds be added for the post-season. After all, no one wants to see a team eliminated by a timing violation. Preventing that should be simple:  Batters, get in the box.  Pitchers, throw the ball. Problem solved. Post-season games are already subject to ...

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