Perhaps you saw the final out of the World Series Wednesday night when San Francisco defeated Kansas City by a 3-2 score in Game 7 to win their third title in five years. Tyquan Lewis Colts Jersey . Or perhaps, like a lot of people, you went to bed before it was over. Thats because the game was not just the seventh game of the series. It was the seventh game of the series that eclipsed the three-hour mark. And while three-hour baseball games arent at all unusual these days, they shouldnt be the rule. Especially not in a 3-2 game where there was just one run scored after the second inning... and exactly three hits – combined – after the fourth. By comparison, the 1985 World Series, which also involved the Kansas City Royals in a seven-game series, had not a single game that eclipsed the three-hour mark. But in todays age, where highlights and information are available to everyone, where our phones are going off at all hours of the day and evening and demands of the workplace and life in general seem limitless, theres no way the average post-season baseball game should be three-and-a-half hours. Theres a reason things like Twitter have taken off in this day and age... because it gives us what we want instantly. Baseball needs to take a lesson from the world of 140 characters. Another comparison, if you will. San Franciscos Game 1 win over Kansas City featured just 14 hits and seven walks. There were just three runs scored by both teams after the fourth inning and, of the five pitching changes, only two occurred in the middle of an inning. The game took three hours and 32 minutes. Game 1 of the 1985 series had one more hit and the same number of walks as this years opener between the Royals and Giants, but somehow managed to wrap-up in 44 minutes less. None of this should come as a surprise since this past season, the average length of a major league game crossed the three-hour mark for the very first time. Its one thing to ask football fans to invest three-plus hours per week to follow their favourite team. But since Major League Baseball teams play six or seven games per week, shorter games are a must. One of the beautiful things about baseball has been its timelessness, the idea that the length of a game in time is completely subject to what occurs in it. But the problem is not that extraordinary baseball games are taking a long time to play, its that dead-ordinary games have turned into marathons as well. Some of the lengthening of baseball games comes from changes in tactics, such as the frequency of managers changing pitchers or the tendency of hitters to take more pitches, especially at the start of a count. And then there are the advertisements, as in more of them, which are contributing to the mess. In fact, if you want to see a window into baseballs future, dont look at the World Series. Look at whats happening right now in the Arizona Fall League, which is being used as a laboratory for ways to shorten the length of games. Thats where they are setting time limits between pitches, between innings and for pitching changes. Batters are required to keep a foot in the batters box between pitches, and the occurrence of intentional walks happens automatically. No one wants to see a clock in baseball but horrendous TV ratings for this World Series will be the catalyst to bring change. Because baseball needs to adapt and understand that, when youre competing for peoples attention in this day and age, less is more. Eric Ebron Jersey . He just didnt expect them to be this good. Darrun Hilliard scored 19 points to lead No. 6 Villanova to a dominating 77-59 victory over Georgetown on Saturday, preserving the Wildcats hopes of a No. Eric Ebron Colts Jersey . Finlands Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves to lead Dallas over the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Saturday night. He received plenty of help from the Stars defence and got goals from Ray Whitney and Russias Valeri Nichushkin. http://www.coltsfootballpro.com/Customized/ . The Canadians led for much of the game before Argentina forced overtime in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter. Canada weathered the storm after squandering a lead with a series of made shots. "Its a fantastic win for our country with 11 first-time Canadian national team members," said head coach Roy Rana. ATLANTA -- The Colorado Rockies began another day without Carlos Gonzalez in their starting lineup with the more daunting knowledge Nolan Arenado will be missing for much longer. The Rockies placed Arenado on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, one day after he broke his left middle finger on a head-first slide into second base. The team recalled infielder Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Arenado was hitting .305 with six homers and 28 RBIs. A decision on surgery or other treatment options wont be made until the third baseman is examined by a specialist. Arenado said Saturday he knew the finger was broken as soon as he made the slide in Fridays 3-2 loss to the Braves. "I kind of feel like Im letting these guys down a little bit," Arenado said. "That hurts a little bit." Manager Walt Weiss said he knew Arenado was upset "so I shot him a text late last night." "At some point, if youre lucky enough to play long enough, youre probably going to have to deal with an injury," Weiss said. "And sometimes a substantial one. Hes got to keep his mind strong and be ready to help us when he gets ready." Charlie Culberson, who replaced Arenado on Friday, was starting at third base Saturday. Meanwhile, Gonzalez missed his third straight start with a swollen left index finger. Quenton Nelson Jersey. Weiss said he didnt want to give Gonzalez a full game but said the outfielder was available to pinch-hit. Gonzalez was on deck to pinch-hit when Fridays game ended. Rutledge has played second base and shortstop this season. He was placed on the 15-day DL on May 2 with a viral infection, then was optioned to Colorado Springs on May 13. The addition of Rutledge gives Colorado the flexibility to move D.J. LeMahieu from second base to third. "Weve got some moving parts here so well mix and match at little bit," Weiss said. "Some of those things tend to work themselves out, but weve got some options. "Sure, D.J.s got some history at third base. Hes playing a Gold Glove second base. You dont necessarily want to move a guy thats playing dominant defence like he is, but for our club that may be something we look to do." Right fielder Michael Cuddyer started 150 games at third with Minnesota from 2002-10. 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