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Several Problems with Baseball

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I really dont want to get into ALL the problems of baseball. But while there is NO football, well, there is Arena Football, we get stuck betting baseball. Today i am focusing on the problem of NO URGENCY. Have you watched these games? The players lounge around, with no sense that the game is important. These same guys will bitch in September that they should be in the playoffs, that they are only a “few games back”. Well, they have 162 ( yes 162) chances to win all season. 162, Really? you could not find a way to get it done with 162 games? Really?  perhaps if there were less games you would make a better effort. 

And the game has no TIME LIMIT. So what’s the hurry? there is none. Again a problem, some of these games take almost 4 hours to complete. 4 hours is too long for a football game, baseball should be done in 2 hours. Its bad enough NBA games are taking longer, but there seems no hope for baseball, as they wont make any changes that would appeal to the new generations of fans. Baby Boomers are the core of  baseball’s fans. And they don’t want the game or the season changed.

Thanks the gods for spring football ! Something to watch while my baseball bets come in.