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Re: Boras Tells Baseball to Play More Baseball

Postby blankman » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:34 pm

Announcing the awards winnings and HOF were the only good ideas there.

Waiting forever to hear the MVP etc is really annoying.

If anything, make the DS 7 games. A 9 game WS would get old for a lot of people.
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Re: Boras Tells Baseball to Play More Baseball

Postby Grouperman941 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:09 pm

What would be great is if the Cubs and White Sox both made the World Series and it was held in LA. ;-D

Chicago fans would love that. :-B

This idea would remove a lot of the charm from the World Series. I thought the whole idea is that the baseball world gets smaller and your city is still there and you can be a part of it.

I agree think it is a great idea to make the first game more ceremonious.
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Re: Boras Tells Baseball to Play More Baseball

Postby theclefe » Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:24 pm

The first game should be played at the little league stadium in Pennsylvania. Connect with the young people.
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Re: Boras Tells Baseball to Play More Baseball

Postby hot4tx » Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:53 pm

While we're at it, lets move the pitching "mounds" back another 10 ft, lower them to ground level, move the walls in to 250 ft down the lines, give the hitters 4 strikes, let each team use 4 DHs so middle infielders do have to bat, let the hitters wield their bats as a weapon while circling the bases, and let Vince McMann be the Vice-Commish.


That ought to drive up the viewers. :-t
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Re: Boras Tells Baseball to Play More Baseball

Postby samjerky » Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:03 pm

The fact that the Cardinals won is GOOD for baseball, because a different team has been winning every year. If you want to make it boring, combine a lack of salary cap with a month of playoffs, then watch as all the small-market teams close up shop. The playoffs are about excitement, not fairness.

By the way, how have the long playoffs in the NBA been treating you?
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Re: Boras Tells Baseball to Play More Baseball

Postby akula » Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:29 pm

Make it a true 'World' series..
1st game: North America
2nd game: South America
3rd game: East Asia
4th game: Europe
5th game: Africa
6th game: Australia
7th game: Iceland
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Re: Boras Tells Baseball to Play More Baseball

Postby Deuce » Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:45 pm

Why add two games? Why not just play the whole series at a neutral location? Give the two teams cities a bonus for making to the series. How do you justify one team winning the first two games at a neutral site, then going home for the next game of two. The series could be over or as close to over before one team even plays its first home game. If you play any games at a neutral site, they should all be played at a neutral site.
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Re: Boras Tells Baseball to Play More Baseball

Postby Yoda » Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:23 pm

My thoughts...

Super Bowl is so big because there is only one deciding game. Adding two more games will not make it more popular than the Super Bowl. That's just silly.

Neutral site for the WS is a great idea. Too often the weather has too much impact on the outcome of the game. Reason why SB is played in warmer cities and domes.

Wild Card should absolutely be best of 7. It is not fair to have a short series where a hot team can win 3 games over a far superior team.

And whoever said that baseball is the only place where home field advantage makes a big difference... Have you watched football and basketball? Home teams have a HUGE advantage.
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Re: Boras Tells Baseball to Play More Baseball

Postby hot4tx » Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:37 pm

Maybe they should make the WS 162 games long. That would really make it teh bestester than the super bowl. :-b
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Re: Boras Tells Baseball to Play More Baseball

Postby samjerky » Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:57 pm

America wants to see more seven-game series. Believe it.
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