Author Topic: Why is "The National Pastime" only the 3rd most popular sport?  (Read 1806 times)

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Offline imref

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Has being consumed by greed----I mean assuming players and owners are consumed with greed---caused it ruination.
I grew up with teachers bringing a TV into the classroom so us youngins could watch the played in daylight World Series. Since then generations of young fans know the WS as something night owls watch.

How is that any different than any other sport?  FWIW, my kids probably wouldn't watch baseball unless I forced them to watch it.  The game is too slow, and there aren't enough stars. For them it's the NBA first, NFL 2nd, Baseball third.  The subtleties of baseball strategy don't appeal to the video game generation.

However, they will watch playoff baseball.  Regular season baseball, with the long schedule, and slow games, doesn't have the appeal of the other sports.