MLB Games Are Getting So Short, Teams Are Extending Beer Sales

Major League Baseball made several changes this year . . . including the “pitch clock” . . . which has drastically shortened game times.

Nine-inning games are down 31 MINUTES . . . from an average of three hours, nine minutes last year . . . to two hours, 38 minutes this year.  This is the fastest average time since 1984.

Most people seem to like the changes, but there’s one problem:  Shorter, faster games mean there’s less opportunity for fans to spend money at the ballpark, on concessions . . . merchandise . . . and of course beer.

Historically, teams have stopped selling alcohol after the seventh inning . . . but four teams have already pushed that back to after the EIGHTH inning now.

Those teams are:  The Arizona Diamondbacks, the Texas Rangers, the Minnesota Twins, and the Milwaukee Brewers.  And a handful of other teams are talking about following suit.


Tejay Schwartz

Morning Drive Jock at GM Broadcasting / 102.5 The Vault. -- I was born in Denmark and moved to the US with my family when I was 3. I grew up in Upstate NY and have lived here since. I graduated from JC High school and Sullivan County Community. I'm working The 102.5 The Vault Morning Show as well as traffic (scheduling commercials).