Baseball might be more steeped in tradition than many other sports but right now, baseball is broken. Strikeouts, home runs and pace of play are only a few issues facing the sport. The product has been diluted, the strategy has shifted and the sport has been marred by cheating scandals.
It’s clear the game badly needs some changes but baseball and change don’t exactly go hand-in-hand. The smallest of changes and tweaks can be controversial. MLB implemented a new rule putting a man on second base for extra innings. Admittedly, I’m a fan, though I do think it could use some tweaks.