your comments about no hitters is ridiculous. I'm not sure how old you are, but I was a kid in 1964 when Jim Bunning threw not just a no hitter, but a perfect game in Shea Stadium against my beloved NY METS. The NY fans stood and cheered this once in a lifetime event. You on the other hand would have felt cheated.
exaggeration. batters don't take forever and a typical baseball game is played in about 3 hrs or less. Same as an NFL game. Do you conplain when Peyton Manning takes forever to snap the ball calling all his audibles? I don't I understand it's part of the game. When I seek entertainment I want my money's worth. 3 hours spent in a MLB park is heaven and I would feel the same way attending an NFL game.
If your so important and time so valuable, just read the box scores.
More runs scored leads to a longer game unless you only want one team scoring. Again, you really don't know baseball.
not true! most baseball games last longer than 3 hours and some of them can go on into the wee hours of the mornings if there are extra innings. i’m not a baseball fan, but i’m a dc nationals fan and i record every game they play. too “boring” to sit thru all of the “dead time” in baseball. so i don’t even watch the nationals pitchers pitch, i fast forward thru that “boredom”. i only watch when the nationals bat, and even still i’ll fast forward thru a lot of that.
not enough “action” in baseball games. too much “dead time”. so much “dead time” that baseball radio and tv announcers have to talk about stuff unrelated to the game to fill all of the “dead time”. too much standing around doing nothing in baseball. you never see baseball players get so winded that they need to take a rest because 90% of time they’re not running, they’re just standing in one place. that’s why mlb is the only professional team sport that can play a “double-header” in the same day whereas ain’t no way in hail professional football teams can play a double header.
the only positive i’ll give baseball is that the rules are easy to understand, so just about anybody can understand most of the baseball rules. but as far as the game being “action packed”, that would not be a typical baseball game...