Is baseball too slow?

My daughter Adys Ann and I attended a Spring Training baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla. yesterday afternoon. While my little one was napping during the first few innings of the game, I kept track of the game by keeping a scorecard. If you have never kept a scorecard in baseball before, let me assure you that keeping a scorecard is a labor-intensive and time-consuming task, but in my opinion, it is the best way to really appreciate all the ins and outs of a game. This experience also got me to thinking about how so many sports writers–including reporters at the Wall Street Journal and Sports Illustrated–have complained that the game of baseball is too slow. I respectfully disagree. The game is not slow at all when you are trying to keep a scorecard …


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