ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon maintains technology and not shorter games is key to attracting young fans to baseball.
Maddon's comments followed Monday night's 1-0 win over the New York Yankees, a game that lasted 3 hours, 28 minutes - the longest nine-inning, 1-0 game by time in major league history.
"I really think that if all we're worried about is length of the game regarding attracting young fans, I think that's probably not the actual specific or most important reason," Maddon said. "It's a media-driven problem, I really believe that. I think to involve youngsters technologically speaking is much more important."