The Timeless Game of Baseball

Double G SportsCorrespondent IApril 11, 2010

DENVER - APRIL 09:  A member of the grounds crew puts the finishing touches on the infield as the Colorado Rockies host the San Diego Padres during MLB action on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 9, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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This topic has been a great debate for some time now but it has really come to the forefront this past week, after MLB umpire Joe West made comments about the Yankees and Red Sox playing extremely long games.

My friend Matt from New York State of Sports has an interesting article about time of games.

I won't get into the umpires comments too much, because I think it's just ridiculous and wrong in so many ways. I will however talk about the game of baseball and why it's fine the way it is.

Yes, some batters take more time between pitches and some pitchers take a while between throwing pitches. Baseball has the luxury of time. A game developed without a time clock. A sport in which every move can help determine the outcome, a very strategic game.

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