I have often argued that, when it comes to televised sports, golf is way more exciting to watch than baseball.
And now I’ve got numbers to prove it.
In a Wall Street Journal stop watch experiment, an average three-hour baseball game contained roughly 18 minutes of actual action. They defined action as anything going on — any pitch, any fake pitch, even the meandering home run trots around the bases.
The rest of the time was split, on average, between down-town between pitches (1:14:49), time between batters (33:39) and time between innings (42:41). And they clocked more than one game, guys.
(Then they probably fell asleep.)