These two sides aren’t going to agree on anything transformative with the CBA looming but certain realities can’t be ignored, even by these two selfish and unrelenting groups of human beings.
All the way back in July of 2020, before the abbreviated season recorded the first pitch baseball began the process of wishful thinking for 2021 by putting out a fully formed schedule complete with 162 games and an April 1st start date.
For most of baseball history an average game would last 2:30 or far less, the further you go back the smaller the number.
Sports are a huge part of my life and every sport I watch has changed rules and style of play over the years. For some changes there aren’t any hard and fast points where you can say the switch flipped. For others rule changes prompted the seismic shift in our games.
For one short season, every professional league in baseball used a designated hitter. There were a lot of fights about implementing the rule in the National League but once it was here it suddenly just became baseball again.
I’ve been a baseball fan for the better part of 40 years and in that time the game of baseball has evolved. I have to imagine for those of you who’ve been watching even longer the game is barely recognizable.
I know, I know, trade ‘em all, they stink. Maybe in the off season you’ll get your wish, personally I believe what the club will actually do will leave many feeling they didn’t go far enough and many believing they gave away everything.