The art of killing time
August, 18, 2013
By Chris Stewart | ESPN.com
ESPN IllustrationYankees catcher Chris Stewart takes the reader through a day in his shoes.The typical baseball game consists of only about 14 minutes of live action throughout a roughly three-hour, first- to last-pitch competition. Players usually arrive at the clubhouse for a standard 7 p.m. game between 1 and 2 p.m. This five- to six-hour gap contains baseball rituals such as warm-ups, workouts, batting cage work, stretching, batting practice and final game preparation.
All of these rituals take a little more than three hours for most, so it makes one wonder: What goes on during the other two to three hours?