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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Is an average baseball game exciting or not?

I have been blessed in my media career to meet and interview many incredibly interesting people. One of them was the late Major League Baseball umpire Ron Luciano.


On a book tour, Luciano had me doubled over in laughter during an interview in the WUWM studios. He talked about attempts at the time (the mid 1980’s) to speed up the game. Luciano would have nothing to do with that.

One of the beauties of America’s favorite pastime, Luciano submitted (and joked) was that a television viewer could go outside and mow the lawn and never miss anything important.

Luciano wasn’t kidding.

A study many years ago showed the average amount of time during an NFL game that the football was in play as 11 minutes….11 minutes out of a 60-minute pro football game.

What about a major league baseball game?

The Wall Street Journal did an analysis. It found that there are ???? minutes of action, the rest is just standing around.

It’s an interesting finding given we are now in the midst of the most exciting time of the baseball season.

How many minutes of actual baseball action are fans paying for?

The answer is here.

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