Rob Manfred has been elected the 10th
commissioner of baseball. While there is labor piece, drug testing, revenue sharing, wild cards and interleague play; the one thing baseball hasn’t figured out is how to make the game more appealing to the younger viewer.
Mr. Manfred, have at it.
Attendance has started to lag and television ratings are down. The average age of last year’s World Series viewer was 51. Why?
Maybe because like former NBA Commissioner, David Stern, Bud Seilg directed MLB’s energy on forcing New York and Boston down everyone’s throat. Baseball focused on Jeter and Big Papi and forgot about the Molina’s, the Lucroy’s and McCutchen’s of the world. … Read the rest