Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger
I really don't know who you think marketing these players more is going to attract. People either like or hate baseball... you are not going to market them a game they do not like and make them watch it.
I'd have to agree with this. No commercial is going to convince someone to watch a game they think is boring, which is the case for a lot of people my age.
I think baseball will always have a strong core fan base, but football has come along with its 16 game season and provided a less demanding sports alternative. People looking to join work conversation are going to flip on the TV once a week and watch football, not tune in every night for 3+ hours of baseball for months at a time. It's the sports equivalent of choosing a People magazine over a Dickens novel.