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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41 Comments
“This Graph Shows You...” & “this graph quietly reminds” that you will forever stay Larry Literate, Larry.
Reply17 months
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.
Reply18 months
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.
Reply18 months
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.
Reply18 months
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.
Reply18 months
The graph literally shows the other sports are not declining (in favorite to watch % points)
18 months
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.
Reply18 months
HAHAHAH. Bama in Omaha? GTFO
18 months
Let it
Reply18 months
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.
Reply18 months
It’s 2020, time to bring back steroids!
Reply18 months
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.
Reply18 months
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.
Reply18 months
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
Reply18 months
I havent watched baseball in years so take that baseball.
Reply18 months
Lol, dude warming up next to him must feel like shit
Reply18 months
Whoops, meant to post this on that Cubs pitcher throwing 105mph
18 months
maybe make it more exciting to watch, and make it available for youth
Reply18 months
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.
Reply18 months
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.
Reply18 months
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.
Reply18 months
Eh. Basic product lifecycle. Baseball had its day. Soon, it will be soccer.
Reply18 months
Doesn't say much for the NBA.
Reply18 months
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