Baseball Stadiums Extending Suds Sales Because Of Pitch Clock

  • Several MLB teams are extending the cutoff time for alcohol sales at their stadiums, and one is moving to sell alcohol for the entire game.
  • So far, four teams, the Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins, and Milwaukee Brewers, have announced they will now halt beer sales during the eighth inning instead of the seventh inning.
  • The changes are being made due to the increased speed of games this season, which has been attributed to the addition of the pitch clock. Games in the major leagues this season are averaging 30 minutes shorter than last year, per the Associated Press. This creates a smaller window for stadiums to sell beer and other alcoholic drinks.
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