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    Boras: Make World Series best-of-nine

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    Agent Scott Boras, who counts Alex Rodriguez and Daisuke Matsuzaka among his clients, said baseball's best deserve a bigger stage than the best-of-seven World Series.

    He said it should be best-of-nine games and should feature the first two on a weekend at a neutral site to create an atmosphere similar to the Super Bowl.

    Major League Baseball also could hand out annual awards at that time in an Oscar-style show, rather than releasing them to the news media on weekday afternoons after the season.

    "We have to have the stars of our game noticed," said Boras, who has sent a letter to commissioner Bud Selig about his idea. "To deliver the awards through a wire service, I've never understood that."

    The Super Bowl is played at a predetermined neutral site and has become a magnet for business entertaining. "The key to this is the business dynamic," said Boras, 54. "We need to embrace corporate America."

    MLB spokesman Pat Courtney said Selig got the letter and declined to comment further.

    The first modern World Series, won by the Boston Americans over the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1903, was best-of-nine. After skipping 1904, the National and American leagues resumed the title series in 1905 in a best-of-seven format. They played best- of-nine again from 1919-21.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: Boras: Make World Series best-of-nine

    Yeesh what an awful idea.

    The series at a neutral site is eventually going to happen though.
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    Re: Boras: Make World Series best-of-nine

    Having some sort of awards show on, say, ESPN, is a good idea, but I do not believe that Boras is the first person I've heard express it. Shoot, I've thought for a long time that such a show would make sense.
    I hate the idea of a "neutral" site for the World Series and I hate the idea of a best of nine World Series (the latter worked out real well in 1919 ).
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    The Awards Show is fine...
    the rest...blehhh.
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    Re: Boras: Make World Series best-of-nine

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    I hate the idea of a best of nine World Series (the latter worked out real well in 1919 ).
    Let's be honest, not much did work out in 1919...except the Reds won the championship.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: Boras: Make World Series best-of-nine

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    The series at a neutral site is eventually going to happen though.
    That would suck so, so, so much. I can't think of anything on the entire planet I'd dislike more.
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    Re: Boras: Make World Series best-of-nine

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Yeesh what an awful idea.

    The series at a neutral site is eventually going to happen though.

    And that will be when the Reds make the World Series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    And that will be when the Reds make the World Series.
    You are probably right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    That would suck so, so, so much. I can't think of anything on the entire planet I'd dislike more.
    Trust me it's Bud's plan, moving the series back a little this year is part of it.
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    Re: Boras: Make World Series best-of-nine

    But how do you know when you pick a site years in advance, as it would have to be, that it's going to be a neutral site?
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    Re: Boras: Make World Series best-of-nine

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    But how do you know when you pick a site years in advance, as it would have to be, that it's going to be a neutral site?
    You make it a place where there is no team...like Portland, Vegas or Montreal

    Or Kansas City...
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    Re: Boras: Make World Series best-of-nine

    I am sure that 2 more WS games and a prime time awards show will somehow make Scott Boras more money. THAT is why he is for it.
    Let's play two!!!

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    Re: Boras: Make World Series best-of-nine

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    You make it a place where there is no team...like Portland, Vegas or Montreal

    Or Kansas City...
    or Milwaukee ...
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Boras: Make World Series best-of-nine

    Having the ws at a neutral stadium in Cincy may be the only chance I'll get to see a ws in my lifetime.
    This is the ol Left Hander rounding third and heading for home.

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    Re: Boras: Make World Series best-of-nine

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfaninbsg View Post
    Having the ws at a neutral stadium in Cincy may be the only chance I'll get to see a ws in my lifetime.
    There is a thing called an airplane....
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