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My article was about how baseball games take too long. They stated how the mlb is failing at shortening mlb games and why they are. The article also said how baseball needs to be more like soccer. I however believe baseball games are the perfect length. Many people, in fact most people believe mlb games are the right length. The longer the game the more food people buy which means more money for the teams. Also the longer the game the more people tune into the game based on how late the games go and when people get off work and from school activities. Also who wouldn’t want to spend and entire day at the ballpark with their family and friends. Being at a baseball game can really bring people together. Being around some of the best athletes in the world is pretty amazing as well. When your a young child and you look up to the great players you would want to be at the ball park all day. Being at the game before it even starts can be rewarding too. The players sign autographs and hit home run balls that you can keep. For example, the Yankees have the best home run hitting players in the mlb and they hit an average of 8 home runs into the stands before the game starts. That is just two players on the whole team. It is also very ethical to go to a baseball game. It is americas past time and americas game. Also the more money the teams raise the more the fans get in return. For example, they will hold a free hat or a free bobble head night. This brings up another good point, if you are one of the first 20,000 fans you can only receive this. So just another example of why the mlb should keep the games how they are and not shorten them. Shortening them would not only cripple the mlb but also the fans and their family. Another good point is that there really isnt any good reason to shorten games for it is not needed and unnecessary. The only reason the mlb states is to cut down on electricity costs. This means the lights and vendors but keeping the lights on a extra 20 minutes will help the mlb in the long run and help sustain the game of baseball we all know and love.

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