I love college baseball. I went to Texas A&M and I used to enjoy going to College Baseball games and I still like keeping up with them when they're on TV. I try to catch every College World Series game that is televised and I'm home for.
Why, b/c when the season is over, I am left wanting more every time.
I feel the same way about the NBA basketball season as you do and I'm a fan. I want to be excited about the NBA opener, but the season is ridiculously long and I usually don't start watching until mid season. Again, its a sport I enjoy, I have teams I follow, but its just too ridiculously long.
College Basketball, usually I've had my fill of it by seasons end only b/c the NCAA tourney. They cram so many games in there at the end its ridiculous. But 1 game tournament style playoff's are exciting and I'll watch them every time.
The MLB season is too long. OK don't decrease the games, increase the number of double headers, shorten it that way, but it gets longer every year. Next year we're going to be watching the cowboys on thanksgiving day, and that night we'll be tuning into the world series.
Just FYI, Game 5 was one of the lowest rated World Series Game 5's we have had. http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-worldseries-ratings&prov=ap&type=lgns
So do you really have enough fans to support it?
They should have postponed it, done something, but playing in the mud until Tampa ties is ridiculous. But I guess if he had called the game and Phillie won it in 3 innings, that would have been pretty ridiculous too, but that is how the rules are set up.
I still can't believe the only thing they were allowed to replay in the WS was homers. Why didn't they go all the way with it.
As for legitimacy, all sports have drug problems. Not all sports have steroids users in their record books. Not all of them get their laundry aired out on National Television in front of Congress. Steroids have officially made most of the Home Run records a sham in baseball, b/c juiced up players set them, and its going to be very difficult for a non-juiced player to break them.
Probably the most perturbing thing about the Clemens steroid scandal was that even in Baseballs off season all they talked about was baseball. I was tired of it before the season started.
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