Re: Is baseball entering a new "Golden Age?"
I think baseball being relevant once again in Cincinnati surely helps. Steroids aren't as rampant as they once were; regardless of their effect on the game, their presence hurts the sport. Long term contracts like stated above give faces to the organization(s). The decline of 70 HR hitters and rise of perfect games and no-no's maintains the thrill of the game yet adds tense moments. The good chance the Yankees won't make the playoffs in 2013. Jay Bruce's and Brandon Phillips' smiles. I'd say baseball is in a much better place than where it was around the year 2000.
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