Action rules are a great concept, but more work definitely neededSEC Extra
Games are faster this season. To be specific, 12 minutes faster on average, even with offenses scoring at record numbers, a preponderance of high-count at-bats, and a bountiful bundle of pitching changes.
As of May 16, the average game time is 2:50, down from 3:02 a season ago, according to 643charts.com.
That’s primarily due to the implementation of action rules.
As an overview, once the umpire marks the game ready for play, a pitcher has 20 seconds to deliver the pitch. If not, a ball is called. A hitter must be ready for play with five seconds remaining[…]