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Improving America’s Pastime: Baseball | Suggestion #1 – Open Tryout Day

2012-July-17
By Martie Hevia | Blue Beach Song™

“I see great things in baseball.
It’s our game – the American game.”

~Walt Whitman

Suggestion #1: Open Tryout Day

The Rookie (movie trailer)


There are two sports movies, based on true stories, ‘The Rookie‘ and ‘The Replacements,’ which inspired this idea.

Quite simply, my first suggestion for improving the game of baseball is to assign each team one day in the span of a month (pre-Spring training) to hold open tryouts – no two teams on any given day, 30 teams, 30 days – giving anybody a shot at trying out for their favorite team.

Think about the untapped raw talent; about the dreams that could be made true; about the excitement it could generate to have your neighbor, your mailman, your dad, your son, (your daughter?) all of a sudden become a major league ballplayer!

What’s that, MLB? You need a little more incentive? Okay, well…

Think about the marketing possibilities; about the increased attendance and sales; about the free publicity you will get when the media begins to churn out all those tear-jerking human-interest stories… GOLD.

Are you interested now, Major League Business, err, I mean Baseball?

Why don’t you chew on that a bit before you spit it out? (But don’t spit on the field.)






NOTE: This was the first of a 30-part series of posts offering suggestions (sometimes tongue-in-cheek) on how I would improve the game of baseball. This series is based on my original (very long) post: Baseball: How I (A Girl) Would Improve America’s Pastime, it provides the context for this series of posts. I hope you enjoy the series and offer your own suggestions! All the best, -Martie







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