Speeding up the Game

The independent Atlantic league has made some rule changes to speed up their games.  Some reasonable and some just plain strange.  The question is - which if any of these rules could MLB potentially adopt?  The game is getting longer for sure. The average time to complete a nine-inning game in the 1970s -- not including on-field delays -- was two hours and 30 minutes. That increased to an average of 2:57 in the 10-year span from 2000-09. Through Thursday, this year's league average was 2:51, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. In that same article, Bud Selig mentions that it's the pace of the game - not the length of the game that matters and I tend to agree with that.  There probably are some things that can be…
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