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  • Crazy dea: short-format baseball series

    I have this crazy idea that MLB should host a short-format baseball series around the country.

    Games would be for 3 innings, with one player starting in first base.

    During 3 weeks, there would be 6 rounds of 5 tournaments each.
    So each city would host one tournament.

    Each tournament would have 6 teams.
    It would be played as a round-robin, with two games per team per day.
    In the third day, the top 2 teams would play a final sixth game.

    Teams would be awarded points at each tournament, say 10-6-4-3-2-1
    After the 6 rounds, the top 6 teams would advance to the final tournament.

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    Originally posted by NaBUru38 View Post
    I have this crazy idea that MLB should host a short-format baseball series around the country.

    Games would be for 3 innings, with one player starting in first base.

    During 3 weeks, there would be 6 rounds of 5 tournaments each.
    So each city would host one tournament.

    Each tournament would have 6 teams.
    It would be played as a round-robin, with two games per team per day.
    In the third day, the top 2 teams would play a final sixth game.

    Teams would be awarded points at each tournament, say 10-6-4-3-2-1
    After the 6 rounds, the top 6 teams would advance to the final tournament.
    It might promote the game. At the same time, does baseball need promoted?
    27 World Championships
    22 retired numbers
    Isn't it great to be a Yankee fan?
    Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best sport-Babe Ruth

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    • #3
      It may have made good business sense to do this, say, 60-70 years ago, when attendance was falling dramatically, but I don't know so much about today.
      46 wins to match last year's total

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      • #4
        I mean, assuming they were going to implement this. How would baseball spin this as being necessary? Why would they want to do it? Much like the World Baseball Classic, it really wouldn't amount to anything in people's memories.
        46 wins to match last year's total

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        • #5
          Would be more accessible to kids as they tend to find baseball slow and boring.
          I had this crazy idea of playing less innings for 4 outs, which would allow more opportunity to string hits together and bring in baserunners.

          Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
          I mean, assuming they were going to implement this. How would baseball spin this as being necessary? Why would they want to do it? Much like the World Baseball Classic, it really wouldn't amount to anything in people's memories.
          The World Baseball Classic may not get much attention in the US, I think it's nonetheless good for the internationalization of baseball. Players can now play for their respective countries, which goes much deeper than a ball club or regional identity. You know about the Japan-Korea final in 2009? A historic game, absolutely huge. I recently read an article how it may have helped push back the rise of soccer and preserve baseball as the dominant sport in those countries.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ninja baseball View Post
            Would be more accessible to kids as they tend to find baseball slow and boring.
            I had this crazy idea of playing less innings for 4 outs, which would allow more opportunity to string hits together and bring in baserunners.


            The World Baseball Classic may not get much attention in the US, I think it's nonetheless good for the internationalization of baseball. Players can now play for their respective countries, which goes much deeper than a ball club or regional identity. You know about the Japan-Korea final in 2009? A historic game, absolutely huge. I recently read an article how it may have helped push back the rise of soccer and preserve baseball as the dominant sport in those countries.
            I don't really believe that fully. Baseball will always be number one in Japan. It's like a religion over there; high school baseball there is just as important as college football is here. I will admit that it possibly stemmed the rise of soccer in South Korea. The KBO is much more noticed now.

            Thing is, you do something like this to make money, not necessarily promote the game. They're going to have to charge a lot less for games or offer package deals because it's not appealing for a person to drive 100 miles to a game, be there for an hour and a half, then just go home.
            46 wins to match last year's total

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