[G]uidelines call for between-innings time, that is, the time from the third out of one half-inning to the first pitch of the next half-inning of two minutes and five seconds for local TV games, 2:25 for national TV games during the week, and 2:30 for national TV games on Saturdays and Sundays.Papelbon met with Frank Robinson (now working as a special assistant to Bud Selig) before last night's game against the Yankees. He did not contest the fine.
When Papelbon entered Wednesday's game it took 3:34 from the last out of the bottom of the eighth until he threw his first pitch in the top of the ninth.
I just got to find a way to get to the mound a little bit quicker and get my warm-up pitches in, and get ready a little bit quicker. ... I'm just a few seconds off the mark that I'll be able to shave it down.