With the new MLB pitch clock, some teams don’t want to lose out on concession sales.
The Royals are joining a handful of other teams so far to extend beer sales to the 8th inning instead of the 7th.
Former Royals pitcher Matt Strahm now with the Phillies doesn’t like it saying on the Baseball Isn’t Boring podcast “The reason we stopped it in the seventh was to give our fans time to sober up and drive home safe, correct? You’re putting our fans and our family at risk driving home with people who have just drank beers 22 minutes ago.”
The average length of games down from three hours, three minutes a season ago to just two hours, 38 minutes.