Wednesday, May 21, 2008

AP, Selig's stenographer

AP should just call it, "From the desk of Allan H. Selig."

A nine-inning game is averaging 2 hours, 51 minutes, 42 seconds this season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. That's only 29 seconds longer than last season, but 5 1/2 minutes longer than five years ago."...

  • For added drama AP chooses this stat, without elaboration:

(AP): "In 1981, an average game took 2:33."...

  • Why include this ancient stat without providing any context, such as television commercials, endless promotional announcements,

environmental ceremonies and lectures by Robert Redford co-sponsored by MLB, appearances by EPA hacks, the Governor of Pennsylvania, etc. to push all the Hollywood and government grift MLB loves to do?

***In the longest 9 inning game played (4:45) there were 93 foul balls hit. Did AP/Selig address the problem of foul balls???

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