BDD: What If It Isn’t Real?

At Baseball Daily Digest, I wonder what we would do if it turns out MLB is just as corrupt as the NBA.

We will still watch, from Game 1 to Game 162, and the post-season. We will talk about the “hot stove” when it’s all done, then we’ll argue about trades that should and should not be made; free agents that should and should not be signed. We will be there for Spring Training. We will ride out the highs and lows with our favorite teams because that’s what we’re in it for, folks: the ride — like a dramatic movie (or in the case of the New York Mets: a comedy). As long as our sports achieve the goal of capturing our attention and entertaining us, we will continue to tune in on TV, radio, and the Internet; we will continue to buy tickets, merchandise, and food at the concession stands. We will continue to blog.

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  1. gm-carson

    October 29, 2009 08:19 AM

    That game was UTerLEE amazing. See what I did there? Anyway, that was the exact game the Phils needed to play last night to send a message to the Yankees, their fans, and the media that the Phils are for real and won’t roll over and play dead for the sake of New York and their goons. Read Fox.com and ESPN.com‘s prediction for the series, and I think only 3 analysts picked the Phils to win. Like Rodney Dangerfield would say- “No respect, I tell ya, no respect.”

    I look for Pedro to pitch well tonight, because that’s what Pedro does in spots like this. Having a 2-0 series lead heading back to Philly would be incredible.

  2. Spencer

    October 29, 2009 09:21 AM

    I wrote a post on my personal blog titled “The NBA’s a Joke” (www.iamspencer.com/2006/12/18/the-nba-is-a-joke/) years ago – and this was pre-Donaghy allegations. Baseball’s current umpiring problems show the difference between the two leagues – there’s a distinct black/white interpretation of most baseball rules (asides from the strike zone) and when an ump gets it wrong, it’s wrong. With basketball – if you called every foul, every traveling violation, it would be a boring game. I understand that – but what is really bad is the idea that certain players get the kid gloves. That really doesn’t happen in baseball. Yeah, certain pitchers get a better strike zone, but that’s not the systemic.

    MLB will never be in the same spot as the NBA. MLB is a real sport.

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