Results matching “Baseball is Dying”
Apr 10, 2015, 4:06 PM EDT
Which, I think anyway, makes this a zombie cliche.
Apr 6, 2015, 8:45 AM EDT
More like RasputinBall, am I right?
Apr 3, 2015, 9:31 AM EDT
Modest pace-of-play rules? Hiring Rob Manfred? THE ACTS OF DESPERATE MEN WILLING TO STOP AT NOTHING TO KEEP BASEBALL FROM DYING!
Nov 3, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT
I’ll stop writing this post when columnists stop making dumb arguments about baseball’s vitality.
Oct 24, 2014, 10:04 AM EDT
Sep 18, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT
There will be no more famous players.
Sep 9, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT
The first professional baseball team began play in the spring of 1869. People began lamenting its demise approximately fifteen minutes later. Here is why they are wrong.
Aug 29, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT
Never mind that the dude has only been legally allowed inside a bar for about two years.
Aug 13, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT
Usually those who say that baseball is dying conveniently forget that, in 1994, it actually was in trouble. So this is all very interesting.
Jul 16, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT
This is so sad. It looked so healthy, too.
Jun 30, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
Major League Baseball: 1876-2014. Died after a long illness, contracted in around 1877 or so.
Jun 24, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT
It’s awesome that USA-Portugal kicked butt in the ratings. It’s lame if people think that represents anything meaningful about baseball or other sports.
Mar 12, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT
A story about Twitter engagement with televised sports shows that (a) half of all Twitter comments about TV shows are sports-related; but (b) baseball lags the other sports: One league that should be somewhat concerned, however, is Major League Baseball. In addition to the fourth-worst television ratings in history, the 2013 World Series failed to…
Oct 7, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT
Every fall, like clockwork. These are becoming more ubiquitous than BSOHL stories during spring training: And of course totally vapid and ill-informed about the economics and nature of baseball. But what else is new? These clowns are doing nothing but channeling ancient nostalgia imported from a time when baseball was the only major sport and…
Sep 30, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT
You may think you’re enjoying tonight’s game-163 between the Rays and Rangers. And it may seem exciting and everyone you know may be talking about it and the playoffs. But you’re just deluding yourself, everyone. Because the New York Times tells us that, once again, baseball is dying: … baseball seems simply to have fallen out…
Nov 19, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT
We talk an awful lot around here about how silly the whole “baseball is dying” argument is, how those who make it are totally ignorant of the economics of the game, the nature of baseball fandom and the like. Today Grant Brisbee has a great post up explaining that in greater detail: But as a…
Oct 31, 2012, 1:59 PM EDT
Saying that the NFL is more popular than baseball is both (a) true; and (b) old hat. It has become such an obvious thing that I didn’t even blink when I heard Frank DeFord say it for the ten millionth time just this morning, and most of what Frank DeFord says drives me kinda bonkers. But how…
Apr 27, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT
Another one of these? Sheesh: “The National Game has begun to topple from its ancient pedestal, as the one-time fervid fans turn to new sports…” As you know, I really get sick of this kind of thing. The people who write them have no basic understan– wait, what? The article was written in 1929? Oh,…
Sep 9, 2011, 9:20 AM EDT
The first professional baseball team was established in 1869. Two weeks later someone probably wrote a column about how baseball was dying, on its way out and utterly utterly doomed. From then until the present day, scribes have proclaimed baseball to be a dead sport walking. Here’s the latest, from the pages of the Kansas…
Feb 25, 2015, 2:56 PM EDT
Also: who is the Cuban Derek Jeter?
Feb 6, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT
Actually, I’m not buying that. Help me out, Boston people.
Jan 28, 2015, 3:59 PM EDT
Wow! I get to use my two favorite cliches in one headline!
Jan 20, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT
I’ve got the same combination on my luggage!
Oct 28, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT
I swear, I did not write this as a parody in an effort to give myself something new and crazy to rail against. Though I can understand if you believe otherwise.
Oct 7, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT
Indeed, someone claimed it was not as good as it used to be a full year before the first professional team took the field.
- Settling the Score: Saturday’s results 10
- Video: Watch Kris Bryant get his first major league hit and RBI 8
- Yordano Ventura ejected for hitting Brett Lawrie with a pitch 32
- Pete Rose joins FOX as a baseball analyst 23
- Settling the Score: Friday’s results 55
- Josh Hamilton’s teammates say he’s in great shape and ready to play 28
- Mike Trout hit his 100th career home run to become the youngest member of the 100 HR/100 SB club 26
- Make that two: Alex Rodriguez hits second homer of the night, giving him 658 for his career 48
- “Why Ted Cruz is like the Atlanta Braves” (150)
- “We no longer need the terrorists. We’re now so good at terrorizing ourselves.” (143)
- Another argument in favor of making the DH universal (127)
- When it comes to Josh Hamilton, Arte Moreno is a craven opportunist, not a “smart businessman” (116)