— CBC Sports (@cbcsports) January 30, 2018
It’s not as awful as it sounds; they’re talking about doing it for spring training and exhibition games like the All-Star Game, which means that it’s not for regular play. But, judging from my Twitter feed, baseball fans everywhere are hunkering down and muttering “…Yet.” But let’s be honest; this is just part of the basic problem that most sports have these days. To wit: they weren’t particularly designed to be watched on television. Extra innings probably wasn’t as much an issue for radio sports programming as it can be for network TV*.
Still, I’m not loving this idea. I assume that I’d get used to it, eventually, but still. I just instinctively shy from trying to speed up the game. It seems… inappropriate.
*We will now pause as various sports nerds — note that I do not consider the term ‘nerd’ to be an insult, being a big ol’ one myself — explain to us why every word in that sentence was wrong, including the prepositions.