Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco
It's not instant gratification. It's frustration with the "modern game" where the same 9 innings that not too long ago took a little over 2 hrs to play now takes 3 and a half. For no good reason whatsoever other than guys ignoring the rules, and umps letting them. It's not strategy. It's delay of game.
Right, but coincidentally that change happened right around the time where they lowered the mound. Yes, players take advantage of the rules, but IMO what has a greater effect on the length of the game is the fact that runs are scored at a higher rate nowadays.