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SBNation FanPulse: No, baseball fans do not feel that baseball games are too long

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The poll runs counter to Commissioner Rob Manfred’s efforts to speed up the game.

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Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Angels fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

First, baseball got the no-pitch intentional walk. Then, the number of mound visits were limited. What might be next on Rob Manfred’s agenda to speed up pace-of-play? It turns out his efforts only affect about one-quarter of baseball fans.

A surprising 74.4% of those polled stated that baseball games were not too long. As always, there are some measures to take into consideration when interpreting the results of the polls. Since those signed up for FanPulse are likely to be big fans of baseball, the results are likely to be more skewed than the average fan. Manfred is trying to grow the game to the average American who might feel baseball is too long.

Are you confident in the direction of the Angels?

71% Yes (up from 61% last week)

29% No

Do you approve of the job manager Brad Ausmus has done?

68% Yes (up from 50% last week)

32% No

The big change for last week? We won both series. Why are y’all so fair-weather? =)

If you didn’t sign up for this week’s survey but would like to join us for future ones, sign up at the link above. We’ll have more results next week!