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A pitch clock behind home plate at Scottsdale Stadium in Arizona, spring training home of the San Francisco Giants. As part of Major League Baseball's efforts to increase the game's pace of play, pitch clocks were used on an experimental basis at some spring training games. But the experiment ended in mid-March. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption

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America's Favorite Pastime Is Back — And Some Wish It Would Just Hurry Up!

As baseball tries to appeal to a younger audience, there's concern the long game times may drive away that demographic. So MLB is experimenting with speeding games up and eliminating downtime.

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FDA's Gottlieb: More Kids Vaping 'Changes The Equation' For E-Cig Regulation

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A pitch clock behind home plate at Scottsdale Stadium in Arizona, spring training home of the San Francisco Giants. As part of Major League Baseball's efforts to increase the game's pace of play, pitch clocks were used on an experimental basis at some spring training games. But the experiment ended in mid-March. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption

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America's Favorite Pastime Is Back — And Some Wish It Would Just Hurry Up!

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