Improving America’s Pastime: Baseball | Suggestion #1 – Open Tryout Day
“I see great things in baseball.
It’s our game – the American game.”
Suggestion #1: Open Tryout Day
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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