Man, I still love baseball
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By jank - Last updated: Thursday, June 1, 2006 - Save & Share - 3 Comments

Been coaching t-ball this spring. Absolute greatest thing in the world. Been gaffing off the fantasy league, which is a shame. But, I’m ready to jump back in – we’re still before the all-star break.

Good bit in the SF Gate today by Scott Ostler on how to fix baseball.

His first suggestion is to call off the dogs on steroids, and to turn doping controls for the game over to the WADA(World Anti-Doping Association). I’m all for this one: every other country on earth lets WADA control drugs in every other league; why are US leagues above suspicion? (Hint: Unions)

Second: Pete Rose is eligible for the hall. On balance, I think he’s right on this one, too. Pete’s suffered enough, and the spirit of Charlie Hustle is what baseball’s all about.

Scott votes that the NL should adopt the DH to standardize play. I’d go the other way – that the AL should go back to playing real baseball, where everyone has to stand in the batter’s box. But, the principle – that both leagues should play the same game – is sound.

The rest is kind of fluff, but it’s short, too.

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3 Responses to “Man, I still love baseball”

Comment from etrigan
Time June 1, 2006 at 3:38 pm

Is something wrong with baseball?

I didn’t notice because I don’t watch the overpaid prima donnas at the Majors. Give me a good minor league team (ala “Round Rock Express” (and a cold beer) any day.

<sigh> I miss the Captains.

Comment from jank
Time June 1, 2006 at 11:37 pm

Saturday is bobblehead night.

Comment from K.Chad Hauser
Time June 2, 2006 at 9:02 pm

Maybe put a damn clock on the game. That way the last 3 minutes could drag out to 45 like in real sports.

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