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    "why no one watches baseball anymore"
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    very interesting article.

    it's posted here instead of Not Track because there are some nasty parallels in play with our sport.


    https://www.thenation.com/article/wh...d-sox-yankees/
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    The baseball problem is that the ability of the players, especially hitters, has made the game time problematic.

    Players are far more aware that taking a walk or beating a pitcher into throwing extra pitches is worth the time and effort. This means more pitches and pitchers taking their time on the mound making sure they win that battle.

    Secondly, way more home runs are being hit, which means more pitchers running in from the bullpen.

    Two easy fixes: Speed up batters and pitchers, expand strike zone.
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    I was a huge fan years ago....but it bores me now. ....
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    Scanned through AM radio channels on way home, almost every one was providing Audio coverage of a baseball game.. my first thought was , what genius.. they found a way to make the most boring sport in the US into a one dimensional insufferable droning.
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    Link to the mentioned Gallup Poll (.pdf). TnF gets a mention!
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    I can watch baseball if I am at the game. I cannot watch baseball on television.
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    a baseball radio brodcast is the perfect backdrop to working in the yard
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    a baseball radio brodcast is the perfect backdrop to working in the yard
    A baseball telecast is the perfect backdrop for taking a nap.
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    I prefer football on radio these days....especially the Bears...being in Oregon now I can't get the Bear games live on TV....but I can easily get the local station doing the Bears broadcast....
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    Players are far more aware that taking a walk or beating a pitcher into throwing extra pitches is worth the time and effort. This means more pitches and pitchers taking their time on the mound making sure they win that battle.
    MLB should introduce pitch clocks. Some minor leagues and college games have already done that.
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