Even talks to speed the pace of Major League Baseball games are going slowly.
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said management will speak some more with the players' association before deciding whether to push ahead with initiatives to speed games in 2018.
The average time of a nine-inning game is a record 3 hours, 5 minutes this season, up from 3 hours last year and 2:56 in 2015, Manfred's first season as commissioner.
"We've probably gone backwards a little bit," Manfred said Thursday after an owners' meeting.
MLB made proposals last offseason that players refused to accept for 2017, but management can unilaterally implement them for 2018. They...