Byline: Todd Zolecki
CLEARWATER, Fla. _ Former umpire and current umpire supervisor Richie Garcia remembers the 1981 World Series when New York Yankees pitcher Ron Guidry and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jerry Reuss threw a 2-1 masterpiece in just 2 hours, 19 minutes.
These days, yes. Consider that the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals couldn't finish any of last year's four World Series games in less than 2:58.
Game 1 lasted four hours.
National TV is the major offender in the lengths of these games. Commercial breaks for national TV games are 2 minutes, 25 seconds. Breaks for regular TV games are 2:05. Knowing …