Nightly News   |  July 12, 2013

Baseball fans wait patiently for the action

The Wall Street Journal has calculated that the average fan watching an average baseball game will see only 17 minutes and 58 seconds of action, such as balls in play, runner advancement attempts or pitches. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> this baseball season on average 70 million americans are going to attend a major league ball game . and the " wall street journal " has studied the numbers and calculated what a lot of us already know. most of the game is spent standing around. the average fan watching the average game will see 17 minutes 58 seconds' worth of actual baseball action. as the "journal" points out, a similar study of nfl games found even less action. just 11 minutes of actual running around playing time in each pro football game.