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Old 10-15-2019, 05:10 AM
Grzegorz Grzegorz is offline
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Originally Posted by voodoochile View Post
I don't think this qualifies as cherry picked. There is a noticeable downward trend in the last few years, but it's just not as big a deal as some want to make it out to be. But we won't really know until another 5 years or so go by and by then we might actually have more information about why it's trending downward instead of just relying on the pet theories people are presenting that fit their gut feelings about what is wrong with the game.
It is something to be concerned about because the interest in the game cannot be measured by streaming. It's measured by the youth in America playing baseball and having those kids walk through turnstiles. Participation has ticked up but is it enough?
“There were a few hard rules, but everybody was unique, and he understood that. George’s great strength was he didn’t overcoach. There’s no place for panic on the mound.” - Jim Palmer on George Bamberger “Arms and the man,” Sports Illustrated, April 19, 2004
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