Why compete with football? Ok less injuries to players each game has more meaning no more cold weather post season; players will be paid less money and come back to earth with the avg joe who watches games; lower ticket prices and get rid of the designated hitter.
Very few people will actually follow every game over a 162 game schedule, Players get more injuries and some of the best pitchers will have a dead arm by the end of the season. You often don’t see teams at their best in the playoffs. Have a 132 game schedule, Start two weeks later and end two weeks sooner. Avoid the April weather issues and have all playoff series be best of seven after the initial play in round.
It depends if there is cornea virus. If there is than baseball should be shortened and than baseball wourld seers will be here quickly because of cornea visor's. This is my ipion and i beleve this this shows it depends if there is cornea visor's ornot. I love mlb baseball.
The MLB puts a heavy emphasis on the history and tradition that both leagues have, But the 162 game season really needs to go. It's extremely hard to care about the outcome of every game when there are so many, And the intensive travelling increases the risk of injury to players, Which impacts attendance and the league's bottom line.
If there’s 162 games plus playoff and the World Series there’s little time for the players to be fully invested. You treat the player right by shorting the season to under 100 games giving players freedom to live life and not be constantly traveling and sleep deprived just to have a game. Quality over Quantity. The more players that are rested relaxed and able to focus with a shorter season, The more exciting and entertaining the event. Football events are once a week. If they were everyday people wouldn’t go and the demand for the tickets would drop on the weekend. Respect the players better and shorten the season and the value of the games will go up.
I think 120 games would be good, There should should also have less games during the week. That way more fans would want to attend due to having more time. Ticket demand would go up. It would be a more intense season. Expanding the post season to 8 teams would also be better. Manfred needs to look at the season and not changing the games.
Players play too many games and they need to be able to spend time with their family. It should be shortened to 132 games so players can have more off days to spend with family and freinds they need to make a change soon to improve the mlb. Yes dfhu
Spring Training should consider to be called Winter Exhibition because most preseason games and training camp days are winter days. The 162 game season should be shortened to maybe 154 regular season games and 27 preseason games, But the playoffs should expand to 12 teams instead of currently 10 and best of 5 series in DS (Elite 8) should be best of 7 or 9, The World Series should also be best of 9. Baseball stadium capacities are way too big and the Major League only has about 7M facebook fans and NBA has 35M, Only has half as many regular season games and has venue capacity between 16K and 22K. Venue capacity between leagues should flip flop. Baseball has been around since 1870 and it needs to get folded soon. Mega League Baseball should replace Major League Baseball by being played in mega cities worldwide instead of sticking with major cities in North America.
Like honestly, The MLB season is WAYYYYYYYYY too long, 162 games, Really? No wonder TV ratings have been dropping in the MLB and more people are watching football and the NBA instead. I would say cut the season to 132-140 games and make the division series 7 games long instead of 5. Maybe make the playoffs longer by having 16 playoff teams instead of 10.
In the NFL, every game is URGENT! It's a simple case of supply and demand. There are only 16 NFL games per season, eight home games per team. Your team MUST win NOW to stay in the playoff hunt. MLB, on the other hand, has 162 games, 81 home games a piece. Who cares if your team loses or wins 20 in a row in April, May, or even June? These wins/losses don't mean a thing. Remember when the A's won 20 n a row years ago? Did it turn into a WS championship? No. July-September is when the seaon (and weather) heats up. Start the season the first of June. Play through mid September. Then have the playoffs begin at the end of September/ beginning of October. This would lop off 60 some odd games that don't matter anyway. It reduces the supply, and increases urgency of victories now.
The best part about being a baseball fan is investing in the long narrative. Instead of being a quick adrenaline fueled sport, a fan gets to watch as the story of the season unfolds over time mirroring the way the story of a game unfolds over time. It would be a shame to lose this.
I feel that this topic has started to get more attention because of the weather this year. There was so many games cancelled in April because of the snow. Many players said that it is too cold and that they are tired of playing to many games. Well i dont think so. There are tons of other people that would want to be in their spot. The Mlb season is good how it is and there is no point in changing it.
They can just shorten the commercials to 30 seconds instead of 1 min because with the mount visits and everything like that they still need to have the game longer and also they are making it to if they go over time then one person has to start on second
Which sports do stats matter in? And which sports does history matter the most in? Its baseball. As you reduce the number of games you remove the ability for records to be broken. You also reduce every major stats line of greatness like 100 rbi 40 hr 300 k in a season.
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Well, this is a tough question. In the end, the 162 game season makes the sport so fun to watch, not because there is intense action in every single aspect of every single match up, but because no matter what day in the summer, there will be a ball game on. You can tell me the players don't get enough time off, and I'd agree. But. That doesn't mean shortening the season. Giving them a break (the managers), yes. Giving others a chance to play, yes. Compared to football (every Sunday, occasional Monday or Thursday), you can find always at least 1 MLB game a season you can actually attend.
The whole point of the 162 game season is to keep the players and fans involved inn the game of baseball and if your team is down by like 4 or 5 games in the middle of the season, then they have a lot of games to go and can come back to make the playoffs. Also, the manager can rest players if they need to, that is also the beauty of the game. If your star player has played like 15, 20, or 25 games, then you can rest your player so he doesn't get hurt, and maybe give another player a chance to show what he can do on the diamond. Baseball is going through so many changes already, and the lat thing they need to do is change the length of the season.
The MLB should not be shortened. The MLB seasons have been around for a long time and their system works. So why should we mess with it now? I see no reason to shorten the Major League Baseball season. I have always said if something is not broke, then why try to fix it.