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John Farrell has some ideas on how to speed up the game

John Farrell

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell watches batting practice before Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Only Nixon could go to China. Only Kirk could make peace with the Klingons. Only the Red Sox could cut down game times.

Well, maybe. At least Red Sox manager John Farrell has some ideas about that, including instituting a clock in between innings when pitchers are warming up and stuff. He shared that thought and some others with Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM:

Those in between innings breaks matter, but as Farrell admits, pitchers -- including his own Red Sox pitchers -- pitch pretty slow. He talks about how to speed these guys up. We’ve not seen any results from this really, but what he has to say makes sense.