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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Baseball should shorten its season

Has anyone noticed that baseball is still being played? Since the football season began a couple of weeks ago, it doesn't seem like anyone cares. I talk to a lot of people every day and I haven't had one person in the past month ask me how Nolan Ryan's pitching, Steve Garvey's hitting or how many bases Lou Brock has stolen.

Maybe years ago, when baseball was actually America's pasttime, people still cared about baseball in September. That's no longer the case, unless you live in or near a town with a major league franchise.

Baseball should look at shortening a season that is far too long and wrapping up the playoffs/World Series before Labor Day.


Blogger Jason Pugh said...

Geez, Jimmy. No wonder you think people don't care about baseball.

Nolan Ryan? Steve Garvey? Lou Brock? Ryan was the last one to play and that was more than 10 years ago.

All joking aside, there's no way ANY sport can compete against the NFL or, in this region, college football. That's the way it is.

Unfortunately, baseball's best time of the year is stacked up against the Armageddon that is the beginning of football season.

But there's no reason for baseball to shorten its season and become the WNBA.

Part of baseball's allure is dealing with the day-in, day-out mental grind of the dog days of summer and the pennant races in September. And if that gets lost in football season, so be it.

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