Series: How To Fix Baseball

And seemingly out of nowhere, its October. It’s cold and it’s raining and, oh yeah, it’s time for baseball playoffs (well, for some people, not poor Bryce up there)! Now it shouldn’t surprise anyone that for us here at ALTTAB, baseball flies pretty low under the radar, occupying about the same level of interest as MMA, or soccer, or upsetting documentaries on Netflix (reminder: finally watch that sad Free Willy one). There are a lot of reasons for this (somewhat paradoxical reasons, given how fun it is to actually go to a game live, especially here in DC at Nats Stadium) but the reality remains: baseball…doesn’t really hold our interest.

But this doesn’t have to be the case! Baseball doesn’t have to stay the same; its actually changed a lot since the old-timey days:

Just because right now baseball is prime habitat for sourpusses, scolds, and relentless perceived slight accountants doesn’t mean that it has to stay that way. A couple rule changes and maybe some luck and the whole thing could turn around.

So in the spirit of constructive criticism and continuous improvement, we are going to run a series during the 2015 playoffs called “How To Fix Baseball.” During our initial brainstorming session, some fixes were obvious on their face (stationary bikes in dugouts) but others will take some explaining (the home run clock). Check back in throughout the fall, because there is nobody you want telling you what to do more than some guy on the internet who hasn’t even been paying attention.

About the Author: Gus Caravalho is the editor of ALTTAB Radio, a blog and podcast about sports and other things. Go Lakers/Chargers/Tar Heels. Boo dook/olives/Mario Chalmers. Get more from Gus on ALTTAB Radio and Google+.

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