Friday, July 24, 2020

Cut the crap

When I was a kid in the later 60s, Yankee Stadium was often a ghost town. But it was great to go see a game. You could hear the chatter, hear the ball hit a glove and a bat hit a ball.

Now, baseball has a chance to showcase the game. Not cutout fans, CGI fans, fake crowd noise, and stupid music.

The problem is, the sport doesn't have the confidence to present itself naked. It can't just play the game without the idiotic touches that management thinks will make the fans happy. (In case nobody noticed, MLB and teams trying to make the fans happy has resulted in a too-long game too dominated by algorithms and ratings that keep falling.)

Let's hear the action on the field. Let's hear what the guys are saying during the game. Let's hear the handclaps of a happy first base coach.

In short, let's hear baseball. See baseball. Watch baseball. Not all this other shit. Maybe fans will surprise the suits and actually like the game itself.

Fucking jerks.


JM said...

I guess I'm on the opposite side from Duque. Though I think he might like the games better without the fake sounds that only remind you that nobody is there.

Anonymous said...

Amen, I say. We don't need all this bull shit. Pure baseball is perfect, pristine. And what the MLB suit-morons have done will get even worse when there is an extra inning game. Runner on 2B to start, WTF is this, a genie-in-a-bottle coming out of nowhere to put a guy on 2B? And then in the first round of the playoffs, it will be a 2 out of 3 series ... wow, what fucking retard drew that up? Best of three series ... it should have been best of five at least. Anyone can win 2 out 3. There is a good chance the worst playoff team might win the championship this year.

The Hammer of God

JM said...

May you smite them mightily, Hammer of God.

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