Here is Joe Posnanski's take on the Joe West vs. Yanks/Bosox brouhaha, including a detailed study of whether those teams really do play insanely long games.

(Hint: Yes.)

Whether or not you agree with West's words and tactics, when MLB finally does do something about this problem, his comments last week in the Bergen Record will be regarded as a turning point in the history of the subject.

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