Take me out to the golf course

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.

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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.)

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