Spring is in the air, well, sort of for some of us….
But, anytime you turn on your radio and get to hear the legendary Bob Uecker call a live Brewers game, you know better weather and fun times lies ahead.
So, with that being said, it got me thinking about where this game is headed…
I was hesitant with some of the recent rule changes, but after seeing the flow of the game speed up, I like the pitch clock.
I believe having banning the shift will help struggling offenses over the course of the season.
I am not a huge fan of the runner on second base to start extra innings, but if that’s the only change I don’t like, I’ll chalk all these changes up as a win.
However, the reason this game either sinks or swims, regardless of how many changes you make or don’t make – is because of one factor – the fans.
For a sport that has been struggling to maintain its fan base, at some point, Commissioner Rob Manfred, who has been in charge for the past 7 seasons, needs to stop talking about ending broadcast blackouts for fans and ACTUALLY make something happen.
In most cases, it seems Major League baseball and their leadership think it’s a lot easier to say they want to fix issues rather than actually correcting them, when in reality, all fans want is to have the ability to watch their favorite team.
To me, that’s rather simple compared to changing the rules of play, as we have seen to start this year.
Bottom line – Do the right thing, Commissioner Manfred – talk less, and do more.