This could be the dumbest marketing move Major League Baseball has ever made. They could’ve just left it alone, but NO, God forbid anyone has any fun outside the parameters of the white lines.
And don’t give me this BS about some collective bargaining thing with the umpires and blah, blah. BLAH.
You’re on the damn television. People are going to judge you now matter WHAT. At least let them see you have some stones and can stand up for yourself. But no, that would be too much fun.
Instead let’s go focus on the pace of play, add a pitch clock to MLB games, so we can things done faster. Because the product may not be what people, but it’s done quicker so WHO CARES?
Silly me, what was I thinking? MLB’s right, FORGET mic’ing up umps in arguments, FORGET ejections, FORGET fights, in fact I say we usher in a new dead ball era and can home runs altogether. Let’s just go back to the way it was back in 1900 where guys threw 80 and bunted all the time.
(By the way, if you want to see the video again it’s still up on youtube as of 6:20 p.m.)