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TOO MUCH, TOO LONG
Just for the record, I was one of the 83,000 plus who attended the football double-header in Cleveland on August 17th. It could possibly be the same for baseball. I rest my case.
1) Too many games—four per week would probably draw as many customers, and players would be in better physical condition.
2) Season starts too early. Late April seems soon enough.
3) The only things that are uniform are the ball and the distance between the pitcher's mound and bases.
I believe the teams that play one half of their games with short foul lines should be penalized; therefore, like strokes on the first tee, New York versus Baltimore, 296 versus 309-13 points. Measure again, say 50 feet from the foul line—x versus x equals? Thus, baseball teams could be rated on their home field. Percentages might reach one run each x innings.
What would professional football amount to if one team played on an 80-yard field and another on a 110-yard field?
If these various measurements were fed into a computer they might produce a fair equalization point.