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  1. Baseball is dying, you guys

    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.

  2. Baseball is dying, you guys

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT


    This is so sad. It looked so healthy, too.

  3. Baseball is dying, you guys

    Jun 30, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT


    Major League Baseball: 1876-2014. Died after a long illness, contracted in around 1877 or so.

  4. Baseball is Dying Alert: World Cup Ratings Edition

    Jun 24, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

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    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.

  5. Baseball is dying on Twitter, you guys

    Mar 12, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT

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    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…

  6. Hey guys, baseball is dying again

    Oct 7, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    baseball grass

    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…

  7. Oh no. Baseball is dying again, you guys.

    Sep 30, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

    baseball grass

    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…

  8. A good link to send your “baseball is dying” friends

    Nov 19, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    baseball grass

    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…

  9. A twist on the “baseball is dying” thing: the NBA is killing it!

    Oct 31, 2012, 1:59 PM EDT

    Kurtis Blow

    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…

  10. Baseball is dying, people

    Apr 27, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT

    baseball grass

    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,…

  11. Your latest “Baseball is dying” column

    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…

  12. Wait, baseball may not be dying, you guys

    Jul 3, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    You’re not fooling anyone you know, now get in the cart.

  13. No, seven inning games are not a solution to baseball’s problems

    Jul 17, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT


    There is some lower-level Baseball Is Dyingism in a recent column by Dan Bickley. It’s similar to a lot of Baseball Is Dyingism.

  14. Must-click link: studying the words scouts use to describe black players vs. white players

    May 9, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    You’ll be shocked to learn that white players are more frequently described as “workers” and black players are more frequently described as “gifted.”

  15. Debunking the four biggest myths about baseball

    Apr 25, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    baseball grass

    Or: Baseball is not dying, you guys.

  16. Happy Fifth Anniversary to the Committee Studying the Oakland A’s move to San Jose

    Mar 31, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Yesterday was an important day. It was the fifth anniversary of Bud Selig convening a committee to investigate the Oakland Athletics potential move to San Jose. Not that we shoulda expected anything by now. Anyone who has followed baseball’s business matters for any length of time can tell you that Bud Selig forms committees for one purpose…

  17. The State of Baseball is Strong. But it could be better. How do we make that happen?

    Jan 29, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT

    baseball grass

    Tom Verducci has a very long but very well thought-out analysis of the State of Baseball as we enter the 2014 season. In a lot of ways it’s the intelligent person’s take on the “Is Baseball Dying?” thing. Being a creature of baseball he understands the current strengths and weaknesses of the game from a…

  18. Is football dying?

    Jan 2, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

    Deflated Football

    As baseball news is at its offseason nadir, it’s time to take note of something everyone is noticing but no one is willing to discuss openly: professional football, which used to be America’s most popular sport, no longer has a hold on the nation’s consciousness. Over the years, you have heard myriad explanations for football’s declining…

  19. Doomsayers be damned: Baseball is healthy and ratings are strong

    Oct 28, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

    baseball grass

    ST. LOUIS — I write often about how the “Baseball is dying” people and the folks who wring their hands over playoff and World Series television ratings are either overstating their concern, are misapprehending history or are flat-out wrong. It appears, however, that those people and those folks will continue to march on with that…

  20. Parodying anti-Yasiel Puig hysteria is impossible

    Oct 16, 2013, 8:13 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    One of these takes on Yasiel Puig is from a legitimately outraged columnist. The other is a parody of an outraged columnist. Don’t hover over or click the links until you’ve guessed which is which. First one: Call me old-school and old-fashioned. Call me too conservative. Tell me to “get with the times.” Whatever. The…

  21. Baseball experiences its 138th worst season attendance of all time

    Oct 1, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    old turnstile

    Sorry, been reading more of those “baseball is dying” columns, and they just force you to think that way. If you’re a glass-is-half-full guy, however, it was a pretty good year attendance wise for baseball: Major League Baseball finished the 2013 regular season with an attendance of 74,026,895, the sixth highest total of all-time, it…

  22. Posnanski: Fair or unfair, Major League Baseball making example of Alex Rodriguez

    Aug 5, 2013, 9:18 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Like it or not, MLB is making an example of Alex Rodriguez.

  23. You can thank Major League Baseball for the sewage mess in the Oakland Coliseum

    Jun 17, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

    Still gobsmacked that a major league team is playing in a joint like the Oakland Coliseum, where the raw sewage flows more freely than the Bud Light. So too is A’s owner Lew Wolff, who tells Eric Fisher of SBJ that he is embarrassed by the mess but that it’s out of his control: Lew…

  24. Way to kill the “baseball is dead” narrative: local broadcast ratings are up

    May 4, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    old TV

    I know this will all be ignored the next time a national game of the week gets lower ratings than a broadcast of Aaron Rodgers riding his bicycle or something, but it is probably worth noting that broadcast ratings for baseball are up this year. At least the local ones which, as I’ve argued at length…

  25. Football writers: please stop trying to write about baseball

    Apr 17, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT


    Usually we have to wait until playoff season for people who don’t know a lot about baseball to write columns in which the declare it dead or dying and then vainly attempt to explain why.  But today we’re lucky!  We have one from Andy Benoit, the NFL blogger from the New York Times! The rating…

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