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Long Island Ducks, Bridgeport Bluefish To Test Faster Baseball Game

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) - This isn't your grandparents' baseball game.

Minor league teams from New York and Connecticut will play an experimental game this weekend aimed at finding ways to speed their pace. Some fans have complained that baseball games take too long.

The Long Island Ducks and Bridgeport Bluefish will play an exhibition game Saturday, limiting every batter to just five pitches.

The rules in the Atlantic League experimental game call for a batter to be called out if he fouls off a pitch with two strikes. Ordinarily a batter remains at the plate until he gets a hit, makes an out or is struck out on three pitches.

The second rule gives batters a walk after three balls, rather than four.

Game time is 1 p.m. Don't be late.

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