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Changes to baseball won't bring fans back

The Reporter's Notebook


The Major League Baseball season is upon us.

The game is looking less like the “National Pastime” each year.

I remember when every little town or city had its own baseball team. There was no talk then of major changes to the game’s rules.

The truth is that the sport has lost a lot of its fan base. Rule changes proposed and made won’t bring them back.

Sports fans have changed, and I fear they have left baseball behind.

Fans now like tougher sport action, the kind that leaves a targeted quarterback or receiver on the field and hauled off on a stretcher.

Length of the games and pitcher...

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