Sport: Speed-Up

Workmanlike, nine-inning pitching performances by strong-armed hurlers are a rarity these days. Baseball games are often dragged out to dreary, argumentative, three-hour marathons and slow-moving, histrionic pitchers are primarily responsible for the delays. Last week, in an attempt to get back to the oldfashioned, snappy, two-hour game,* Cleveland General Manager Hank Greenberg tried a newfangled method.

Using a fire-engine red Jeepster, Greenberg hustled relief pitchers out of Cleveland's bull pen, got them to the mound in a matter of seconds compared to the ambling three to five minutes usually required. Less colorful, but...

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