MLB executives say they respect baseball's traditions but need to attract younger fans. As for the critics, MLB President Bob DuPuy says, "These are the same people that didn't like interleague play and didn't like the wild card" playoff format. Having decorative bases "really doesn't have an effect on the game within the foul lines," he says. "It's not like we are going to have a red-and-black ball. The game itself won't be affected."
What does decorating bases with stupid Spider man logos have to do with trying to draw younger fans? Kids dont go to baseball games in hopes of seeing Spider man ads everywhere.