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How would you fix baseball?

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I believe it can be fixed. When my Angels were in the Series in 2002, I hung on every pitch. I stayed up every night, watched every game, and watched the post game shows when we won. It's a great, thinking man's game. But they're screwing it up.

1. Play 150 games. Nice even round number. Takes two weeks off the end of the season right there. Play 125 in your League and 25 against the other League. Rotate the other League games evenly. Mets playing six games against the Yankees every year is unfair.

2. Contract by two teams. Announce that the teams with the two worst records over the next two years combined will be contracted. You want to see the have nots actually try? That should do it.

3. If you offer your player 15 million and the Yankees swoop in and offer 20 million, they Yankees have to pay you five million, too. Enough of the trust fund kid buying up all the best players. Bring some sanity into free agency.

4. Cut spring training to two weeks. That's another two weeks off the season. The season now winds down in August and the playoffs start in September, when football hasn't really taken control.

5. Shorten the games. Two throws to first base, max. Shorter breaks between innings. Pitching changes...three warmups. Start playoff games at 7:30 and get them over before 10:30.

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You've never pitched, have you?

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lol @ two throws to first max.....so if you attempt to pick a guy off twice, he gets a free stolen base the 3rd time? come on!

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Contracting 4 teams would be where I'd start.

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2. Contract by two teams. Announce that the teams with the two worst records over the next two years combined will be contracted. You want to see the have nots actually try? That should do it.

so by this logic, if god forbid the Yankees blow up their roster and suck it up for a few years, they would be contracted? ludacris. Of course, this would never happen, but it could.

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Meh... You make some good suggestions, mainly the fewer games idea... but MLB simply can't compete today... it's too slow. I played baseball all growing up from about age 8 thru high school and loved it, but watching it is boring.

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Shorten the season so the World Series ends before football starts. Sorry purists, but baseball takes a back seat as soon as the Hall of Fame game is played.

Free agency fix? Just institute a salary cap.

I also like the idea of contraction. The Marlins (sorry, Henne) and the Jays are the first two teams that come to mind. Move the Rays to a real ballpark and a state with a more baseball-friendly climate.

Also, the Ted is way too big and should have its capacity reduced. 50000 seats are too many to fill consistently, even for the Braves.

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The only thing I would change is make the first round Best of 7

Nothing else needs to change, IMO if you have to complain about the length of the game then don't watch it. It's that simple. If you complain about a little thing like that, then you don't like the sport.

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Add two more wild cards. Keep first rd best of 5.

More day games during the Series.

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The same way Arnold Rothstein did.

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Salary Cap.

poo can the DH.

Ice Cold $5 beers.

Done.

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The Giants won, I see nothing that needs fixin'

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