Thursday, August 11, 2005

Some Baseball complaints

In October, when baseball post-season ratings are in the low single digits, commentators will all say that the baseball fan is disappearing. That football is the national pasttime. That there are two many channels and too many segments and national broadcasts can't bring people together as they once. And those commentators will be right. But explain this.

It is the middle of August. The Tigers are playing a 12:30 game in Toronto. I just went home for lunch and turned on the TV. The game is not on any station. Kids are home and baseball people talk about losing kids because playoff games don't start until 8:00 PM and end after midnight. But here is the perfect opportunity to reach out to young fans, and they don't put the game on TV.

And one other thing. How can baseball claim the moral high ground on gambling and have an ad at Skydome (whatever its called now) behind the plate for Casino Rama. I don't know what Casino Rama is, but I'm willing to bet gambling is involved.

11 Comments:

Blogger Just Shu said...

Im pretty annoyed that the game isn't on TV either. And I cat watch it on MLBTV because of blackout laws...how stupid

August 11, 2005 2:10 PM  
Blogger SportPsych Detroit said...

The only reason to wtach is to avoid Jim price say as excitedly as he can, "and he will TOUCH EM ALL" when the OTHER TEAM hits a HR.

How aggravating!?#$%

and it's not even erev pesach at the shul

August 11, 2005 2:41 PM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

That's what I was talking about before. With all the corruption that's going on in baseball, this baseball really isn't the national past-time of the past. The first order of business is to get rid of "Bud" Selig.
-OC

August 11, 2005 3:00 PM  
Blogger Jack's Shack said...

Bud Selig has been horrible for the game.

August 11, 2005 4:48 PM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Did you hear his plot to force baseball out of Montreal, so he could sell the team to a friend in Florida?
-OC

August 12, 2005 3:15 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

baseball didnt belong in Montreal. All 3000 people who showed up at the stadium every night knew that.

August 12, 2005 8:51 AM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

No, I understand that, and I think it doesn't belong there, either. However, Selig sabatoged every attempt Montreal made to get more fans to come. Specifically, b/c he wanted to sell the team to a friend in Florida; not b/c of some altruistic desire to bring baseball to a place that would appreciate it.
-OC

August 13, 2005 2:03 PM  
Blogger rockofgalilee said...

I was at casino rama.
Won $50 at roulette.
It's pretty much a gambling institution.

August 15, 2005 4:48 AM  
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