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Some baseball fans can no longer catch the game on their cable provider

May 2, 2024
Comcast was unable to reach a deal this week on carriage with the owner of 18 regional sports networks.
If you’re a Comcast subscriber, you may need to turn on the radio or head to your local sports bar to tune in to MLB games.
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For Major League Baseball, shorter games and more action have drawn bigger crowds

Oct 3, 2023
MLB saw its highest attendance since 2017 this year, and on average, games were 24 minutes shorter than last year.
MLB instituted new rules this year aimed at shortening the length of a game. It seems to have paid off.
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MLB's new rules are drawing more fans to ballparks nationwide

Jul 11, 2023
More than two-thirds of Major League Baseball teams are ushering more fans through turnstiles.
New rules include a pitch clock, which means pitchers now have 20 seconds at most to throw the ball.
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Major League Baseball rules aim for shorter games — and a bigger audience

Mar 30, 2023
One change: Pitchers will have 20 seconds or less to throw the ball. But is that enough time to capture the mood?
Shorter games could sustain the sport in the long run, according to Khalid Ballouli at the University of South Carolina.
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Major League Baseball reaches settlement with minor leaguers over wage claims, but is it enough?

Jul 21, 2022
According to the settlement, the average payout will be only about $5,000.
The lawsuit included roughly 23,000 players.
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Cleveland's baseball team takes the field as "Guardians"

Apr 7, 2022
Economic pressures have played a role in the campaigns to change mascot names that many people consider racist.
The team changed its name after being pressured to drop branding that many people considered racist.
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How MLB's younger set factored into the dispute between owners and players

Apr 7, 2022
Salary arbitration was one of the key issues.
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels throws in the bullpen before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 5, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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What’s at stake in the historic MLB lockout

Dec 3, 2021
"The ramifications ... are vast," says Hannah Keyser, who covers baseball for Yahoo Sports.
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Texas Rangers fans can go out to the ballgame again ... all together

Apr 1, 2021
The Rangers' 40,000-seat stadium, Globe Life Field, will be open at full capacity this season.
Soon, Globe Life Field will be ready to host fans at full capacity again. Texas has been declared 100% open.
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Fake crowds are becoming ubiquitous and a bit more realistic

Sep 25, 2020
Faux fan sounds can cue viewers to pay attention when they're not completely focused on the game.
Cardboard cutouts of fans at a Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants game in July.
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