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This Graph Shows You How Baseball Is Slowly Dying..............
© Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
As the players and owners continue to duke it out, this graph quietly reveals that baseball is slowly dying...

How do they save baseball?

(Barstool Sports)
Filed Under: MLB

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“This Graph Shows You...” & “this graph quietly reminds” that you will forever stay Larry Literate, Larry.
Reply30 months
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Bye bye baseball. One of the most boring sports on the planet. Also the idea that soccer is on the rise is starting to border on an urban myth. We hear this every 5 years and no one actually watches soccer in the US.
Reply30 months
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What this graph shows is that starting I. 1972, football took over as our national pastime. This leaves other sports with about a 10 percent share.
Reply30 months
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Add a time clock for each at-bat and decrease distance between bases. Reduce the outfield to 2 players and the infield to 3 players. Reduce the number of innings to 4 or 5. Increase the size of the ball so it can't be thrown as fast and can be hit easier. This will favor faster more athletic players, increase scoring, and devalue defense. Basically the NBA model.
Reply30 months
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Maybe sports over all is declining. For instance, younger crowd doesn't go to sporting events especially on pro level. NFL loses TV revenue. They will be hurting.
Reply30 months
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The graph literally shows the other sports are not declining (in favorite to watch % points)
30 months
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Baseball was very fun to play I played from tee ball up until 12th grade and loved it but I can’t watch baseball on TV unless Bama is in the regionals, super regionals, or at Omaha. Watching baseball on TV is kinda dull, slow paced, and unfulfilling........jmho.
Reply30 months
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HAHAHAH. Bama in Omaha? GTFO
30 months
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Let it
Reply30 months
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Play the national anthem every inning so people will tune in to see if they should get pissed off because they saw something they didn’t want to see.
Reply30 months
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It’s 2020, time to bring back steroids!
Reply30 months
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Terribly flawed representation. Your favorite to watch can be football while also really liking baseball but giving 0 fricks about basketball or soccer. That doesn't mean noone is watching it.
Reply30 months
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I'll tell you how they're gonna save baseball: by arguing over money and being forced by the commissioner to have a season that the players are going to half-ass, then strike next year over CBA negotiations.
Reply30 months
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Make the basepaths a couple feet closer. Let's see some stolen bases and some more bang bang plays on the dirt. Cut the season in half. Dont fine for fights
Reply30 months
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I havent watched baseball in years so take that baseball.
Reply30 months
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Lol, dude warming up next to him must feel like shit
Reply30 months
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Whoops, meant to post this on that Cubs pitcher throwing 105mph
30 months
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maybe make it more exciting to watch, and make it available for youth
Reply30 months
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This is somewhat misleading. The poll asks what is your "favorite" sport. I have loved playing, teaching, coaching, and watching baseball with a passion since I was 5 y/o, but my favorite sport to watch has been college football for many years.
Reply30 months
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Everything will decline the longer this racism BS goes on. People are tuning out anythi g that preaches a political message. That's the kind of thing that sports are supposed to give us a break from.
Reply30 months
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Pro baseball sucks. Plain and simple. Haven't watched in years. Did go to a Yankees game not too long ago and then went through the whole lineup and I realized I didn't recognize a single name in the order. I wondered around the stadium and left in the 7th.
Reply30 months
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Eh. Basic product lifecycle. Baseball had its day. Soon, it will be soccer.
Reply30 months
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Doesn't say much for the NBA.
Reply30 months
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