Results matching “Baseball is Dying”
Nov 3, 2014, 9:30 AM EST
I’ll stop writing this post when columnists stop making dumb arguments about baseball’s vitality.
Oct 24, 2014, 10:04 AM EST
Sep 18, 2014, 12:41 PM EST
There will be no more famous players.
Sep 9, 2014, 7:57 AM EST
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 EST
Never mind that the dude has only been legally allowed inside a bar for about two years.
Aug 13, 2014, 11:00 AM EST
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 EST
This is so sad. It looked so healthy, too.
Jun 30, 2014, 1:30 PM EST
Major League Baseball: 1876-2014. Died after a long illness, contracted in around 1877 or so.
Jun 24, 2014, 8:23 AM EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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…
Oct 28, 2014, 4:00 PM EST
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 EST
Indeed, someone claimed it was not as good as it used to be a full year before the first professional team took the field.
Sep 25, 2014, 12:31 PM EST
I’d like to think we’ll be able to carry on. But I don’t know if we can. Dammit, I JUST DO NOT KNOW.
Jul 3, 2014, 4:00 PM EST
You’re not fooling anyone you know, now get in the cart.
Sep 5, 2014, 1:30 PM EST
Baseball may not be dying, but today I talk about two of baseball’s biggest challenges
Aug 26, 2014, 12:35 PM EST
Complaining about baseball ratings turns 74 years, 364 days.
Jul 17, 2014, 3:03 PM EST
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.
May 9, 2014, 12:30 PM EST
You’ll be shocked to learn that white players are more frequently described as “workers” and black players are more frequently described as “gifted.”
Apr 25, 2014, 10:30 AM EST
Or: Baseball is not dying, you guys.
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