Opening Day: Hallelujah
By Vincent DiGeronimo
My favorite day of the year is Thursday. We finally get to watch every single team play, in games that matter, in front of fans. Here are a few things that I would like to see this year:
Lower the strikeouts/stop digging the long ball
The game has changed. Strikeouts are at an all time high and people are looking for the home runs. Stop. Batting averages are significantly lower and this is one of the reasons that the game is getting slower and people are paying less attention to baseball.
Make the game fun/get rid of MLB Advanced Media
As I previously stated, people are paying significantly less attention to baseball. As a result, Manfred needs to do something. However, he has not. He needs to get rid of MLB Advanced Media, so that way social media pages and tv networks can broadcast the game’s best plays and more people can be exposed to baseball. Furthermore, I think that the players should have more of an opportunity to be themselves. Wear custom cleats, be flashy, taunt. Make the game more appealing, it will pay off in the long run.
Get rid of all of the nonsense.
Commissioner Manfred is changing too many rules. Extra innings do not need an extra runner on second base, there is no need for a Universal DH, and there are so many other shenanigans that do not need to be in place. The game itself is not the problem, Rob Manfred is.
Stop showing games on ESPN
ESPN is the future of where the MLB is going to be broadcasted, and that is horrible. The announcers have no idea what they are talking about and the umpires are ridiculed as much as possible. I think that this is an awful direction for the game of baseball and it should be fixed immediately.
I could go on for hours and hours about what I think needs to be fixed. However, these are the four most important parts of baseball that need to be fixed. I think that if the MLB does not change the current pace they are on right now, it will be heading in a very bad direction, which they do not want to go in.