Re: PED's and the league races
posted at 7/27/2013 1:19 PM EDT
None of what happens will ever be fair to the fans.
The mistake many people make is thinking that Bud Selig, MLB owners ,umpires and MLB players as a whole actually care about fans.
If they cared about fans:
Would there ever be a 3 hour rain delay?
Would there have ever been a tie in an All Star Game ( remember this was a game originally supposed to be strictly to bring fans back to the game)?
Would there have been a season shortened and with no World Series?
Would 9 inning games ever last over 4 hours? ( When these are ESPN Sunday night games and you have to get up for work at 6:00AM Monday , well, you just keep hoping this thing doesn't go into extra innings).
What they do care about is the advertisers. You know all those companies you see with their names plastered all over the outfield walls, inside the dugouts, behind homeplate, carved into the grass ( sometimes),etc. And have you ever noticed how long the commercial breaks are on ESPN and FOX games?.....tell me that's done "for the fans"...how many times do you need to see a TACO BELL commercial? or a GEICO ad , or Cialis???, or Chevy trucks? Most people don't want to see these ads 12 times per game....this is not done "for the fans."
They will do what's best for the moneymen. The advertisers, the owners and finally the players. You and I ( fans) rank quite a bit lower on that list.
"All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway." - Harry S. Truman