by
41 Comments
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

Comments

41 Comments
user avatar
Soccer trending upward. Communism confirmed.
Reply32 months
user avatar
soccer is going to hit a big strong brick wall when we fail to qualify for the 2022 world cup again. I will book mark this post for when it happens. Playing for your country is hard enough. Including politics about what you feel is bad about your country and then going to play the games is poison for the team. We will do worse in qualifying than we did in the 2018 cycle. In addition, there is a large conservative fan base for the sport (like myself) who is going to leave with the politics being injected into it in the last 3y.
32 months
user avatar
Too bad you can’t bookmark this shite response claremontrich. We will qualify for 2022.
32 months
user avatar
MLB season needs to be cut in half. And make all playoff series 5 games. Also bring back 10 cent beer nights.
Reply32 months
user avatar
This is why you don't play 182 games a year.
Reply32 months
user avatar
KCT
upvote15downvote1
Is baseball dying? I no longer care. Same sentiment for the NFL & NBA.
Reply32 months
user avatar
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.
Reply32 months
user avatar
Step One: actually play the games (will happen soon enough) Step Two: Don't go political to piss off the majority of your fans (they might screw this part up)
Reply32 months
user avatar
Step 3. Hire Lenny Dykstra and Aubrey Huff to top executive positions in the MLB front office.
32 months
user avatar
Step 4: Stop with all this launch angle and spin rate bull shite. Make them actually play baseball instead of trying to hit home runs or strike out trying every at bat.
32 months
user avatar
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.
Reply32 months
user avatar
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.
Reply32 months
user avatar
Basketball is the actual joke and should be destroyed. It’s agenda is corrupt and anti American in many ways.
Reply32 months
user avatar
A bunch of guys getting paid in a pretty wide open market? Sounds All-American to me.
32 months
user avatar
It’s not an open market. It has a rookie pay scale and max contracts. Sounds pretty socialistic actually.
32 months
user avatar
Stats somewhat misleading to me. It says what is your favorite sport. My favorite (and that of many sports fans) is football, but I love watching baseball too.
Reply32 months
user avatar
That big jump for baseball in the mid 90s. Thank you Bobby, Smoltz, Maddox & Co.
Reply32 months
user avatar
More like they started juicing and hitting bombs at an alarming rate.
32 months
user avatar
It’s 2020, time to bring back steroids!
Reply32 months
user avatar
I havent watched baseball in years so take that baseball.
Reply32 months
user avatar
Where are the NHL fans? I'm actually surprised that baseball and basketball are as close as they are on the graph.
Reply32 months
user avatar
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.
Reply32 months
user avatar
maybe make it more exciting to watch, and make it available for youth
Reply32 months
user avatar
“This Graph Shows You...” & “this graph quietly reminds” that you will forever stay Larry Literate, Larry.
Reply32 months
user avatar
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.
Reply32 months
user avatar
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.
Reply32 months
user avatar
The graph literally shows the other sports are not declining (in favorite to watch % points)
32 months
user avatar
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.
Reply32 months
user avatar
HAHAHAH. Bama in Omaha? GTFO
32 months
Popular Stories