Monday, November 03, 2008

About that shorter MLB season pipedream...

Under the heading of crazy coincidences, our Rob Pettapiece commented last week on a post that baseball could run an April 15-Sept. 15 regular season, 140 games.

Some guy at a somewhat larger media outlet -- Rick Morrissey at the Chicago Tribune -- was on the same wavelength.
A wonderful solution would be for baseball to start the season April 15 rather than April 1 and end the regular season Sept. 15 instead of Sept. 30. That's correct: a 130-game schedule."
Well, it would be more like 140 games in 154 days.

ShysterBall inveighed against this: "... it seems just as likely that such columns are about lazy writers, looming deadlines, and easy ideas." That's unfair: There is the whole issue of consuming and using less, plus teams might sell more season tickets for 70 games instead of 81.

130-game baseball season? Why not? (Rick Morrissey, Chicago Tribune, Oct. 30)

1 comment:

Greg said...

The solution is more double-headers, like in the 50s and 60s.