15. Games Take Forever
The introduction of a pitch clock may steer this in the right direction. But it’s wild that in 100 years of baseball, MLB hasn’t been unable to speed up the game. Every game in the 2020 postseason lasted for over three hours. That’s a ridiculous amount of time for anybody to invest in.
Younger fans don’t have the attention span to watch anything longer than a TikTok video. How do baseball’s mandarins expect somebody to sit around for the length of a Lord of the Rings movie? It’s also counterproductive because many games go past children’s bedtimes (via The Ringer).