Top Ten Things I Would Like To See Regarding Baseball
MLB Sports Fans
1 Put the designated hitter in the National League or remove the DH in the American League. Let’s create some uniformity. It is crazy when the world series is played. The home team uses the DH when the games are played in an American League Park. But there is no DH when the games are played in the National League Park.
2 Re: Ground Rules or Grounds Rules or Grounds Rule – Not Grounds Round or ground beef. I never know what they call the play. If, in the opinion of the umpire. I know I know, some of you do not like opinions, especially by umpires. But the umpire thinks that Derek Jeter should score on a well hit ball by Alex Rodriguez that a fan touches. Derek Jeter may have been running on the pitch. The umpire thinks that Derek should score even though the ball went into the stands or a fan touched the ball. Derek Jeter is then sent back to third base if the fan touched the ball. Let the man score already. Do not send him back to third base. See how confusing it is.
3 Food and drink at the ball park costing less than a mortgage payment. I suggest having a special night where people can eat at ½ the regular price for a hot dog. Half price night.
4 Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Derek Jeter, Tony Lazzeri, Graig Nettles and Bill Dickey play as a team. Today. So what if I am a little wacky.
5 The plastic bag liner that is used in the Metrodome is torn down and replaced with Saran Wrap. For no good reason, except to see how it would look.
6 All stadiums with retractable roofs. In case I am at a game and it starts to rain or the weather gets too cold. Hey close the roof.
7 Mel Allen is announcing games again. I loved it when he started up the broadcast with his famous "Hello There Everybody."
8 People that at one time loved baseball. Now because of a strike, or steroids, or corked bats or exorbitant salaries, or whatever issue they had with the game turned away from baseball. They rekindle their love for the game and have some baseball fun.
9 My daughter (she plays softball) bats over .600 this year.
10 Your team wins. Unless they are playing against my team.
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