What Happened to Baseball?
Just what the hell is Major League Baseball thinking? Seriously?
Baseball used to be accessible. It was everywhere. It was played at sensible, convenient times so all fans could enjoy it – even in October. Not anymore.
Mr. Commissioner (that would be Bud Selig, who not only should never have been named acting commissioner, but deserves even less to hold the job now), it is 1 o’clock Monday morning, Eastern time. (Ergo, 11:00 Sunday night in Denver.) The Phils and Rockies are in the seventh inning. (Full disclosure: I am a Philadelphia Phillies fan. It’s a cross I’ve borne since birth, one I’ll take to the grave.)
There was snow in Denver Saturday, postponing Game Three of the National League Division Series. (The whys and wherefores of not requiring a dome for a Denver franchise - and all others in spring/fall snow zones - is a subject for another day). But why in God’s name was this game not rescheduled for Sunday afternoon? Is MLB - during its marquee month – really that afraid of the NFL? Just what the HELL are you people thinking?
Worse still, the game-time temperature for this fiasco was 31 degrees. Now, three hours later - it’s approaching 25 (should it really take three hours to play seven innings??). The only time sports fans should be sitting in a baseball stadium at those temperatures – and elite athletes playing in one – is for the NHL Winter Classic.
But this is how MLB treats its athletes – and its fans. And until fans wise up and start boycotting this nonsense, the madness won’t end.
I’ll get the ball rolling.
I’m going to bed.