Slowing Pace in MLB?

2015_MLB_Pace_of_PlayData via Baseball-Reference.com

Thanks to MLB’s celebrated pace-of-play initiatives, early-season games in 2015 were 8-10 minutes faster, on average, than in 2014. But the average game length, which was 2:53 for the first half of the season, has stretched to 2:56 in July and 2:59 so far in August — closing nearly the entire gap on last season, which showed no such pattern (resting around 3:02 for the full year).

August is still only 2/3ds complete, so time will tell if the current trend is a blip, or if the dog days are eating away at MLB’s pace-of-play gains.

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