Ah, Major League baseball. When I write “three ways to improve Major League Baseball” what I really mean is “three ways to make baseball more like football.” Sorry, major league baseball fans. The National Pastime is past its prime and a distant second-string to the pigskin. Don’t take it too hard. It’s not like football is a sport; it’s a quasi-religion. Heck, more Americans would rather watch a guy in a suit read names from a podium than catch another sport’s playoff game.
Major League Baseball will never be able to catch up to the NFL but it can close the gap. After all, baseball, when the games really matter, is the most dramatic of all the sports. Major League Baseball certainly has more substance than the NBA, tougher players than MLS (barely), and fewer franchises in inappropriate cities than the NHL. Below are three ways the game of baseball can improve itself.
A word of warning to baseball purists, have your defibrillator ready.
(Guest post by Ryan Hogan)