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The Boston Globe


Long baseball games weigh on clock-conscious parents

The starting pitcher for the Boston Home Inspectors White Sox, 10-year-old Aidan Fitzgerald had not thrown the first pitch, but in the stands, his dad was already feeling the tension — about how long the day’s Little League game would take.

“I hate to hear we’re playing at Evans Field,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, casting an accusatory glance at the Southie field’s towering lights, beloved by grade schoolers for their power to extend games after dark, dreaded by some parents for the same reason.

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