What Baseball Can Learn from Other Leagues

Posted: 29th November 2009 by Paul Preibisius in MLB
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While originally a piece of an article about all sports, I had to cut two of the sections short for length considerations, so I figured I might embellish upon the notion within the specific sports at hand.  First of all we examine major league baseball; probably the sport that should most examine how other leagues work as football and basketball are enjoying a rise in overall popularity while viewership and ticket sales are down in baseball. More than the payroll/market considerations, I think the biggest trouble-spot of Major League Baseball is its playoffs, the bread and butter of any league's excitement.  With eight total teams that play at maximum 9.5 percent of their season in the playoffs (assuming two seven-game series and a five game), baseball has the worst playoff to re ...

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