Major League Baseball made several changes this year . . . including the “pitch clock” . . . which has drastically shortened game times.
Nine-inning games are down 31 MINUTES . . . from an average of three hours, nine minutes last year . . . to two hours, 38 minutes this year. This is the fastest average time since 1984.
Most people seem to like the changes, but there’s one problem: Shorter, faster games mean there’s less opportunity for fans to spend money at the ballpark, on concessions . . . merchandise . . . and of course beer.