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This is the most mind-numbing entertainment gap of the year. Football hasn't started yet. Hockey is just over (yay Penguins!). Even the mildly interesting basketball season is over. All we're left with is baseball, which has history on its side, but that's not enough to keep me interested in this boring sport.

So I'm calling on Chit-Chatters to give me some creative ways we can make baseball better.

I'll start:
Abolish baseball.

Your turn.
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Make the pitchers hit. Wait a second, they already do that.
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Allow the batters to take the bat with them after a hit to be used offensively against the basemen!
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The balls randomly explode. This will happen at least once a game!

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I agree. I think that Baseball is one of the most boring sports to watch.
This is the time of year that you should be watching soccer instead.
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Scott Firestone IV wrote:
Abolish baseball.



It's cool if you don't like it, but let's not get crazy.


Baseball is the only sport I do watch - I'd be very upset if you made it go away altogether.


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Quixote171 wrote:
Scott Firestone IV wrote:
Abolish baseball.


It's cool if you don't like it, but let's not get crazy.

I'd be very upset if you made it go away altogether.



Please be aware I don't actually have the power to abolish baseball. This is simply an intellectual exercise ripe with hilarious possibilities.
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Quote:
So I'm calling on Chit-Chatters to give me some creative ways we can make baseball better.

Make it football.

Because in my mind baseball is second only to football in exciting entertainment. You watch and feel bored, but I watch and hold my breath, concerned because one poorly-placed pitch from a Tigers' pitcher could result in disaster. Then I shout with excitement when they strike the batter out. I see players like Brandon Inge coming to the plate and I'm bubbling with anticipation that any pitch has potential to be launched out of the park. I don't expect everyone to enjoy baseball, in fact I expect many people will heartily agree with you, but I love it.
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Just let them take all the drugs and hormones they want!
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Every 15 minutes release three pissed-off wolverines onto the field. Even in time outs! That would get pretty darned interesting around inning four.
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Baseball and football are the best of the big 4 U.S. sports. Basketball is a distant 3rd and hockey is a joke (which is why the NHL has been floundering for years). You might as well watch American Gladiators. Bring back guys like Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, and Stan Mikita and hockey will be watchable again.
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KSensei wrote:
Just let them take all the drugs and hormones they want!


I second this option!
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All commentary will be done by drunken hobos they find and herd into the box. No three-second delay either, raw and un-censored feed straight to your TV and radio.


Isn't that what the Chicago Cubs had in Harry Caray?

On another note: I also find Chess to be rather engaging.
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thermogimp wrote:
I agree. I think that Baseball is one of the most boring sports to watch.
This is the time of year that you should be watching soccer instead.


Real soccer doesn't really start until late August
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Let Calvin redesign it:

Hmmmm if I'm third base, can I tackle the short stop or not?
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hibikir wrote:
thermogimp wrote:
I agree. I think that Baseball is one of the most boring sports to watch.
This is the time of year that you should be watching soccer instead.


Real soccer doesn't really start until late August


You have to start somewhere. The quality of play in the MLS has been getting much better over the past few years. And by the first week of September Americans will be watching football anyway.
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Listen to it on the radio... while you have sex with two women.
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Institute a timer, like the play clock in football, that forces the next batter to step into the batter's box before a certain amount of time elapses. If they fail to do so, it's an automatic strike.
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Dude, I think ALL sports are boring, not just Baseball, but I have an especially strong hatred of the game BECAUSE IT KEEPS INTERRUPTING MY TV SHOWS!

I would LOVE to hear an announcer say, just once... 'We interrupt Game 7 of the World Series to bring you this special episode of How I Met Your Mother.'
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cold_fuzion wrote:
All commentary will be done by drunken hobos they find and herd into the box. No three-second delay either, raw and un-censored feed straight to your TV and radio.


This would describe Mike Shannon already.
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You guys haven't a clue. The most exciting and skillful sport there is was being played in Ireland when David became king of the Israelites. I am talking about hurling:-



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Combine it with Olympic Biathalon (all players have skis and guns).

Play by play would go something like: Here's the wind up, and the pitch.... High and inside, ball one.... well, the batter didn't like that brush back.... he's glaring at the pitcher.... here's the wind up for the next pitch... BLAM! Wow, nice shot by the Russians. The 3rd baseman is DOWN! Uh oh, here the comes the coach out of the dugout. He doesn't like that play one bit. Oh look, he's kicking dirt at the umpire -- not easy to do with skis on. BLAM! Holy cow, great shot by the Chinese. No more kicking dirt for that coach....

Anyway, the only good thing about baseball is... video games based on it. Same is true of football and golf. Basketball, on the other hand, has yet to get a good video game, which is probably why I still watch the sport.
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