There have been plenty of discussions on this, so here are my reasons (in order):
1) A buffoon of a commissioner (Bud Selig)
2) Brothas are choosing other sports
3) The pace of the game (BORING???)
4) MLB's lack of marketing (ties in with Reason 1).
I don't buy the argument of "no generational hand me down learning" (father to son teaching). This argument has too many negative connotations, such as lack of availability of Black fathers.
Just remember, in striving to play professional sports, baseball has better long term economic benifits, such as:
a) guaranteed contracts (The NFL doesn't)
b) unrestricted free agency (The NFL, NBA don't have it).
c) One day in the Big Leagues, and you get a pension! Name any company with that provision (you can't)!
[ July 21, 2003, 10:44 AM: Message edited by: einnod23 ]
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