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Old 03-01-2012, 10:10 PM
 
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It's stories like this and Pujols salary that will help keep baseball on it's glowing trajectory.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:44 AM
 
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It's stories like this and Pujols salary that will help keep baseball on it's glowing trajectory.
Baseball is a very healthy sport at the moment.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Baseball is a very healthy sport at the moment.
I wish that I shared your optimism. I fear that MLB is well on the way to pricing itself out of some smaller markets, and may have to contract in order to maintain overall stability.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It's stories like this and Pujols salary that will help keep baseball on it's glowing trajectory.
And the month of March has only just begun. The annual Steinbrenner Headline-Grabbing Junket up in the Bronx hasn't swung into full gear yet. (Will A-Rod accept a lesser role? Can CC be the pitcher he once was now that he's shed a few pounds? Do the Bronx Bombers take Bobby Valentine's Red Sox seriously? And will the manager last a full season? Stay tuned for the next inconceivable episode!)
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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Baseball is a very healthy sport at the moment.
In select markets....

It's been coasting off of it's legacy and an aging fan base.

Today, the average NBA franchise is worth 75% of an average MLB franchise. An inconceivable ratio in the not too distant past.

In another thread a poster told me you can't even compare MLB to the NBA because it's a mountain to a molehill.....alot of you are just grossly out of touch with what is going on.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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And the month of March has only just begun. The annual Steinbrenner Headline-Grabbing Junket up in the Bronx hasn't swung into full gear yet. (Will A-Rod accept a lesser role? Can CC be the pitcher he once was now that he's shed a few pounds? Do the Bronx Bombers take Bobby Valentine's Red Sox seriously? And will the manager last a full season? Stay tuned for the next inconceivable episode!)
Yep, which small market will lose their star player to a team with a payroll disillusioning yet another young fan? (See KC Royals among others)

Which big star will next get caught on the juice? Which old stars will come forward with more juicing bombshells?

Consider that all 3 of the big home run guys are not trotted about for publicity due to their various issues, stigmas etc.

Which franchise will hit flaming bankruptcy next?

Baseball is a PR trainwreck.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Baseball has pretty well gotten its steroid problems buried in the past, but drugs are a ticking timebomb in football.

One percent of all NCAA football players failed drug tests taken at bowl games, and three percent have admitted to using steroids overall. . . About 6 percent of high school players admitted to using some type of PED. . . . Only 4 percent of high schools have any form of drug testing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steroid...rican_football

Besides the very real possibility that football could be banned, owing to life-threatening injury risk. Teddy Roosevelt actually threatened to ban football, until the risk of injuries was reduced by the introduction of the forward pass. Before that, about 1% of all college football players were killed on the field before they graduated. Eighteen college players died of football injuries in 1905 alone. Sopectators are unikely to continue to embrace what is drifting closer and closer to Flag Football by hulks wearing body armor.

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Old 03-02-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: NY
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I am sure Albert can console himself with all the zeros on his pay check. If not, it's going to be a LONG ten years for him in the city of Angels.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:52 PM
 
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All the excuses and denial....and baseball....continues to melt in popularity while everyone either ignores it or denies it.

Nothing to see here folks baseball is fine, it's not shrinking, oh.....minor problems but there is no way the NFL has passed us and the nba is breathing down our necks the next decade or two.....impossible. we are baseball. LMAO.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:57 PM
 
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Baseball has pretty well gotten its steroid problems buried in the past, but drugs are a ticking timebomb in football.

One percent of all NCAA football players failed drug tests taken at bowl games, and three percent have admitted to using steroids overall. . . About 6 percent of high school players admitted to using some type of PED. . . . Only 4 percent of high schools have any form of drug testing. Steroid use in American football - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Besides the very real possibility that football could be banned, owing to life-threatening injury risk. Teddy Roosevelt actually threatened to ban football, until the risk of injuries was reduced by the introduction of the forward pass. Before that, about 1% of all college football players were killed on the field before they graduated. Eighteen college players died of football injuries in 1905 alone. Sopectators are unikely to continue to embrace what is drifting closer and closer to Flag Football by hulks wearing body armor.
What no threads about Israel to weigh in on anymore mr. HH?
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