I think Chuck Knoblauch was the worst of all. Stepped out of the box after each pitch, adjusted his gloves and did a few other things.

]]>Anyway, with the New and Improved! formula, that Yanks/Sox game should have lasted 3:46, basically the same as I found before, and 35 minutes fewer than it really did.

I was going to try seeing if the average game this year ended up with an average time through my formula, but I have no idea how to calculate the average mid-inning pitching changes. Anyway, if anyone has a particular game they want to know how long it "should" have lasted, let me know.

]]>But aside from that, please tell me what I missed.

]]>39 PA (let's round off here) x 3.96 pitches per PA = 154 pitches per team in a Sox/Yanks game.

38 PA x 3.81 pitches per PA = 145 pitches per team in a league-average game.

Difference is all of 9 pitches. If a pitch, as estimated in this thread, takes 35 seconds, we're talking about 315 seconds, which is 5 minutes and 15 seconds.

Maybe my rounding (in both directions, mind you) could conceivably have added up to an error of one pitch. Doesn't change anything.

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