Major League baseball


BALTIMORE – Major League Baseball games are significantly faster this year than they were a year ago. Orioles games are even faster.


SARASOTA, Fla. -- Manager Buck Showalter had been on the field for most of Friday, and wasn’t aware of the new rules to pick up the pace of the games.


The commissioner of baseball suddenly grew animated. “Hey, Sue he went to Jake’s, and he had the commish!”


Major League Baseball is concerned about the time of games. They’re just as concerned, they say, about the pace of games.


The Orioles still are hoping to host the 2016 All-Star Game. Baltimore remains a favorite for the game, but there’s been no official word the city has been chosen.