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NO GAME.....GONE FISHING.....

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Ralph Damren:

--- Quote from: bama_stripes on May 09, 2021, 07:39:25 AM ---The line score was:
Winner 46-15-6
Loser  45-5-8

There were 65 total walks and 29 total HBP in that game.  Both teams ran out of water, & parents had to make a WalMart run for resupplies.

If I had a 5+ hour game, I believe Id just shoot myself right then and there.

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I hope this was neither a high school nor college game  :!# ! In Maine, most of our softball and baseball fields border each other and I could probably count on one hand the number of times the baseball game has finished before the softball has. The drawback to these games ,IMHO, is the lack of a game clock - like football. Some sub-varsity and middle school leagues do have a rule that no inning will start after the game lasted two hours....not a bad rule !

bama_stripes:
Not only was this a HS game, it was a playoff game.

A couple of years ago, AHSAA instituted time limits for sub-varsity baseball.  Middle schools are limited to 2 hours, and the HS JV limit is 2.5 hours.  Some games, by mutual agreement, have used a shorter time limit.

Ralph Damren:
A major league stat that I heard a few years back, but with the advent of replay, has not gotten better is scarey ....

A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME LASTS ON AVERAGE THREE-PLUS HOURS.
OF THAT TIME , THE BALL IS ONLY IN PLAY (hit/thrown/pitched/etc) FOR 3 1/2 MINUTES

The majority of that down time involves the pitcher scowling at the batter, whose scratching his...er...chin  :o .
IMHO, "America's National Pastime" is becoming "America's Pasttense" to the youth of america. 15 years ago, Maine had 41 American Legion (ages 15-18) teams. I'm told thiis summer there will be but 8.

                                                           hEaDbAnG THAT'S MY RANT OF THE DAY  pi1eOn

ilyazhito:
The amount of dead time is a major reason why I stopped umpiring baseball. It was no longer fun to work games where I would stand around for long periods of time in either A (traditional mechanics, no one on base), or the B/C positions (runners on base, or no one on in modified COVID-19 mechanics) waiting for the ball to be put in play. Unless I was working older age groups (16U+), most stolen base attempts were non-competitive, so I really didn't have much to do as the 1st base umpire. It's marginally better calling balls and strikes from behind the plate, because I need to pay attention to the game for my own safety, but having to call balls on many consecutive pitches, some of which just barely miss the strike zone, wears on everyone. It's a pity that many things that you learn in training class (how to rotate as the plate umpire, stolen base mechanics, following the runner to 1B as the plate umpire) are rarely useful, because many situations don't happen very often.

dammitbobby:

--- Quote from: Ralph Damren on May 10, 2021, 09:16:29 AM ---A major league stat that I heard a few years back, but with the advent of replay, has not gotten better is scarey ....

A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME LASTS ON AVERAGE THREE-PLUS HOURS.
OF THAT TIME , THE BALL IS ONLY IN PLAY (hit/thrown/pitched/etc) FOR 3 1/2 MINUTES

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I saw a stat somewhere that said for football, 8 min for high school football, 11 for college/NFL was the average amount of time the ball was in play.

I don't know what to do this this information, I'm just storing it in my attic for some random trivia, LOL

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