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Old 04-24-2007, 10:05 AM   #11
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Pretty soon we can all watch the Yankees play the Red Sox every other weekend. The knuckleheads running MLB don't seem to concerned with the fact that 2/3 of the franchises in Baseball are going to be out of business in the next ten years. If you live in NY,Boston LA, Atlanta, an maybe a handfull of other markets you love the game. And why not your team makes the playoffs every year.

No salary Cap, No point in watching. Baseball is a dying sport in this country.


That's why the independent leagues are expanding and setting attendance records.
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Pretty soon we can all watch the Yankees play the Red Sox every other weekend. The knuckleheads running MLB don't seem to concerned with the fact that 2/3 of the franchises in Baseball are going to be out of business in the next ten years. If you live in NY,Boston LA, Atlanta, an maybe a handfull of other markets you love the game. And why not your team makes the playoffs every year.

No salary Cap, No point in watching. Baseball is a dying sport in this country.
I agree, when one player on the Yankees makes more than the whole team of the Devil Rays, its pretty bad, the MLB needs to buckle down and fix its problem. I dont think it will ever get as populer as it used to be, but at least it will be fun to watch again.
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That's why the independent leagues are expanding and setting attendance records.
I stand corrected, "Major league" baseball is a dying sport. Your statement supports that. Most baseball fans are disgusted with MLB, thats why more are watching the independent leagues. But in the end, MLB's decline will drag down the sport altogether. Check out who's playing the sport on the high school level. Way more kids playing soccer than baseball anymore. It's sad.
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I stand corrected, "Major league" baseball is a dying sport. Your statement supports that. Most baseball fans are disgusted with MLB, thats why more are watching the independent leagues. But in the end, MLB's decline will drag down the sport altogether. Check out who's playing the sport on the high school level. Way more kids playing soccer than baseball anymore. It's sad.
I'm not sure where you live, but here in Arizona soccer is a third tier sport. Baseball is far and away more popular than soccer. I know for a fact the same thing goes for most of Florida and most of Texas.

Besides, soccer has never really gained the mainstream following that baseball still enjoys. Watch a MLS match sometime. The stands are maybe half full in the smaller stadium they're building here in the states. Kids who play soccer don't become adults who go to soccer matches. Hell, lacrosse has a better chance of catching on than soccer.
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