Re: Evidence baseball is dying
I don't think most baseball fans sit down an watch every game. I listen to Twins games via the MLB app while I work. It sure beats the heck out of listening to all of the ACC homer sports radio guys here in North Carolina. I do enjoy watching baseball on TV when I'm just chillin', but I'm a poor grad student, so a $12 phone app is all I got.
Originally Posted by twistedredbird
Nothing beats actually being at a game though. The weather is great. There's the smell of hot dogs and brats in the air. I think the people on the Ken Burns Baseball documentary said it best. I'm paraphrasing here, but they were comparing baseball and football, and said that a baseball park is more than a field... it's a PARK. It's the destination. And you "tailgate" while you're watching the game. It's not the fastest moving game. The game is slow enough to carry on a conversation while you're watching, but it has the excitement to leave you speechless. It's a roller coaster of emotions.
I think people on this thread are making the false assumption that you have to choose baseball or football. That's a false dichotomy. I love both, and can't imagine 'merica without both.