Originally Posted by westofyou
It's a billion dollar industry that is in the news every day of the year, it doesn't have to be Hollywood, it doesn't have to be football. It doesn't have to be the headline on ESPN every day, it's seems to be doing pretty fine, way better than it was 45 years ago, way better than 30 years ago. Way better than 15 years ago.
I just don't see the need to be the end all of everything, things that strive for that burn bright and flame out more often than not.
The tortoise won the race after all
westofyou, I normally am right there with you on most of your posts, but I have to disagree with this one....30 years ago Baseball was Amercias game and it was what all kids wanted to do when they grew up....Football has taken over that now and like most high school teams, my high school has to beg kids to play Baseball.....Even 10 years ago Baseball was so popular at my school that we had to turn kids away. Now we basically watch football and basketball and find the athletes and ask them to play baseball.....and from talking to other coaches in Ohio, I am not alone....there are tons of schools who realize that Baseball is taking a backseat......
Maybe we should just let it ride and see how it turns out....Even the NBA has taken a new stance in their marketing of players....about 7 years ago they decided to start marketing players in a better light and trying to convince the public that most NBA players are not thugs....has it worked? popularity says it has....BAsketball is picking up ground each and every year in high schools across the country and even with a lockout last year the NBA gained some popularity in JErsey sales and sell outs to games.....
I understand people can take stats and attendance and profit sales and make them look like whatever they want, but one thing is for sure in my opinion, Baseball has taken a backseat to Football and Bud Selig sat back and allowed it to happen without a fight, now it looks like it could be taking a backseat to Basketball in the near future and I hope Bud doesnt sit this one out also.
Baseball does not have to be hollywood but I do think they need to market their players so the casual fan can see them in something other their uniform playing the game.....