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Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'...

Who loves baseball more than me? Answer: nobody. But all these mound meetings the New York Yankees have are driving me crazy.

They seem to be driving the Philadelphia Phillies nuts, too. Let's hope Game 6 of the World Series in the Bronx tonight moves at a livelier pace. Because let's face it: there's nothing more exciting than seeing a bunch of guys talking into their gloves and nodding their heads.

Here are the ugly stats on these visits, according to a recent AP story: catcher Jorge Posada (left) and various other Yankees visited pitcher CC Sabathia (right) eight times in the 7th inning Sunday night in Game 4. In the first inning, the Yankees held six mound conferences. Way to get the game off to a brisk start, fellas.

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In a genius move, the guy in charge of the PA system at Citizens Bank Park played the Steve Miller Band anthem, "Fly Like an Eagle," during these mound visits. That's the song that begins: "Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin', into the future..."

Speaking of the future, Major League Baseball will apparently address the issue of too-frequent mound conferences in the offseason.

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For now, though, you can pretty much bet Posada and his buddies will be doing a lot of glove-talking until this Series is over.

As I said on Jerry Coleman's radio show (Fox 1370 AM Sports) yesterday, I still see the Yankees winning this thing.

Take this to the bank: they'll be joyfully setting cars on fire in the Bronx any day now.

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