Posted by: erinserb | November 18, 2011

Ruining Baseball – one step at a time.

I love baseball, perhaps my favorite sport, next to all the others – Jai Alai need not apply!

Baseball will add two more wild card playoff teams, one in each league.  Also, the Houston Astros will move from the NL Central to the AL West.  It gets worse though!

There will be an expansion of inter-league play to 30 games, and yes folks, the potential for the National League to finally “adopt” the dreaded designated hitter (DH).  It could get worse – switching to aluminum bats, psychedelic laser shows and robot assisted bat and ball boys.

Seriously though, it is about one thing – MONEY!!!  Bud Selig is all for “fans loving the games”, but let’s be honest; all these cosmetic changes have the inglorious underpinnings of the mad dash for profit.  It is why games that are long scheduled for the daytime end up being turned into night games to “accommodate” national TV audiences.

To the average baseball Joe, these changes are probably innocuous, but to those who truly care about America’s pastime, it is as painful as an 18 inning game.


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