January 2012 – Fighting Complacency

I titled this post to correspond with my over arching endeavor for 2012. That goal being to, as I like to call it, be deadly focused. Meaning that like a steamroller, I want to move swiftly and uncompromisngly through whatever I am working at. Entering the new year I didn’t want to rattle off a long list of a half dozen cupcake resolutions that, like for most people, will probably be forgotten after a while. To be fair, I did throw a few up on my website for the fun of it, but as you can see below, they aren’t your typical eat healthier, work out more, be nicer type of stuff.

Fixing Baseball

The potential new labor deal for Major League Baseball is a great start towards revitalizing baseball and leaping possibly into the number two US sport behind the NFL. Moreover, the deal could be the start of building an enterprise that can endure. I actually love baseball and in particular going to summer evening games with friends and family to take in a game and commiserate. So take all this as just the ramblings of a punch drunk Braves fan looking for a better way. Baseball is doing OK, but their ratings and attendance are sinking. Regional college football games beat out the world series games, which turned out to be insanely dramatic and entertaining. Beyond the pros of the labor deal, there are a few suggestions I would like to recommend for taking MLB to the next level centered around 4 areas; length of season, number of games, playoff format and parity.