Three Things the MLB Needs to Change Now
By: Morgan Ragan
Here are some typical complaints about Major League Baseball: The game is too long, Pete Rose needs to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and the punishment for use of PED’s needs to be more harsh.
Here are three things MLB needs to change NOW:
1. Instant Replay: Two Minutes or Less
By adding instant replay to baseball a human element of the game is taken away, although it’s still a positive way for the game of baseball to evolve.
The only problem with instant replay is the amount of time some of the umpires take to make a final decision.
If the umpires can’t come up with a conclusion in two minutes or less, the the call should just stand.
2. Market Star Players
Take a page out of the NBA’s book and start marketing players, not just teams.
The MLB needs to make players like Mike Trout, Yoenis Cespedes, Bryce Harper and Clayton Kershaw the faces of baseball.
The younger crowd is more attracted to names than teams and baseball desperately wants the younger demographic. The NFL and NBA do a great job of marketing their stars and that’s what generates more money.
3. Just Say No To Drugs: Chewing Tabacco
Smokeless tobacco contains 28 cancer-causing agents and 15 percent of high school boys use smokeless tobacco.
The MLB needs to ban smokeless tobacco from the game. It’s not a good look and whether these athletes want to be role models or not, any sport that can be played while indulging in chewing tobacco should not be acceptable.
People are always talking about changing the culture of the NFL, what about banning smokeless tobacco from the sport of baseball? Save lives and be good role models for younger athletes watching.
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