Jul
03

A long weekend of long baseball

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It’s no secret that the Yankees and Red Sox play marathon baseball games each time they meet. With FOX and ESPN fighting to broadcast every possible game they can, longer commercial breaks and drawn-out production add time to games between two teams very adept at wearing down starting pitchers and bullpens. Today, Ed Prices takes a look at that long-game phenomenon in The Star-Ledger. While the Commissioner’s Office has put some measures into place to cut down on the time of games overall, the Yankees, it seems, are not up to snuff. The Red Sox are. Of course.

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  • Steve S

    Only MLB would have an issue with their most marketable product being too long and therefore generating more revenue for FOX or ESPN.

  • Serious Jujar

    I’m usually 9 beers-deep come the 7th inning when we play those pillow-biters.

  • yanks99

    only 9? weak…

  • Joltin’ Joe

    I am in awe of the fact that Tim Dierkes at MLB Trade Rumors actually speculated that the
    Dodgers should consider trading Chin-lung Hu for Jack Wilson. I wouldn’t trade Hu for Adam LaRoche.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos

    In an unrelated story, it looks like Alex Rodriguez picked a bad time to leave his wife. It’s a bear market. Unfortunately for Alex, while Derek Jeter has been linked to 6 of Maxim’s 100 Hottest Women, my sources tell me the other 94 are all having sex with Dustin Pedroia, often at the same time. His gutty gamer attitude and rugged good looks drive women, and many men, wild.

    For Diamond Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons, ESPN.

    • Whitey14

      Come on! Even Gammons knows Pedroia looks like a rat ;-) He’s right up there with Mike Krzewskiewicz (or however the hell you spell that) and mike shanahan

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos

        Gammons knowing something less than flattering about a Red Sock and Gammons actually saying something less than flattering about a Red Sock are two very different things…

        and btw, that’s one more annoying thing about your team: the lack of a normal singular noun. Calling Play-Rod “a Yankee” doesn’t sound forced and goofy. Calling Pedroia “a Red Sock” is stupid.

        (and yes, I’m in favor of calling him “Play-Rod” now that he’s about to be an eligible bachelor).

        • Whitey14

          I don’t know, rumor has it he’s trying to get to guy ritchie through madonna ;-) She’s just the bait. The incredibly old, stinky, used up, bait! Either that or he really wants to piss canseco off by going after his sloppy (very sloppy) seconds.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona Beach

      Pedroia actually asked God to make him smaller, and I quote, “to even things out”.