On this final day of the regular season in Major League Baseball, we fans of  the National Pastime should ponder the points made HERE about the game’s relevance — or lack thereof:


Major League Baseball is doing just fine. Unlike the N.F.L. and the N.B.A., it has been free of labor strife for nearly 20 years. It has more exciting young stars than I can ever remember. It has even achieved that elusive “competitive balance,” with seven different champions over the last decade. Teams across the country are playing in brand-new ballparks that they somehow persuaded local governments to help ...

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On this final day of the regular season in Major League Baseball, we fans of  the National Pastime should ponder the points made HERE about the game’s relevance — or lack thereof:

Major League Baseball is doing just fine. Unlike the N.F.L. and the N.B.A., it has been free of labor strife for nearly 20 years. It has more exciting young stars than I can ever remember. It has even achieved that elusive “competitive balance,” with seven different champions over the last decade. Teams across the country are playing in brand-new ballparks that they somehow persuaded local governments to help ...

Read more