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Fri May 16, 2014, 06:24 PM

Baseball needs to appoint an independent commissioner

They need someone that can restore competitive balance between teams and bring back some of the basic traditions. For one, I think inter league play needs to die. Also they need to allow charging at home plate. If your dainty little flower of a third baseman can't handle it, too bad.

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Reply Baseball needs to appoint an independent commissioner (Original post)
Sasquatch Buckeye May 2014 OP
Tarzan May 2014 #1
Sasquatch Buckeye May 2014 #2
Tarzan May 2014 #3
TheRalphWiggum May 2014 #4
Sasquatch Buckeye May 2014 #5
graham4anything4HC45 Mar 2017 #6

Response to Sasquatch Buckeye (Original post)

Fri May 16, 2014, 06:29 PM

1. I agree with you about inter-league play.

Do you think a salary cap would help with parity? I think it has helped in the NFL.

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Response to Tarzan (Reply #1)

Fri May 16, 2014, 06:35 PM

2. It might be way to far gone to install one

But a punitive luxury tax could help out.

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Response to Sasquatch Buckeye (Reply #2)

Fri May 16, 2014, 06:43 PM

3. Or what about some sort of revenue sharing

between teams for things like merchandise sales? I mean the Yankees are always going to sell more merchandise than say, the Twins.

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Response to Sasquatch Buckeye (Original post)

Fri May 16, 2014, 08:54 PM

4. On one hand, competitive balance is there

Only two teams have not made the playoffs since the inception of the wild card era - Blue Jays & Royals.

Revenue inequities certainly exist. Especially with certain teams carving out their own cable deals.

It doesn't mean that the big revenue teams are winning big, though. Rich teams still make stupid mistakes in signing players.

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Response to TheRalphWiggum (Reply #4)

Fri May 16, 2014, 09:29 PM

5. Not many teams of poorer teams have won it all in that time

Yes the A's are competitive, but they never advance in the playoffs. In the NFL all 32 teams minus the completely dysfunctional(Jacksonville and Oakland) have a realistic shot at winning it all. Given the world wide availability of baseball players as opposed to American Football players there should be parity in the Major Leagues, yet there is not.

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Response to Sasquatch Buckeye (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 02:47 AM

6. This would be a good idea, now they just got rid of intentional walks

and they are thinking of having extra innings start with a runner on 2nd base

soon, gone will be the days of 26 inning games

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