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Commissioner for a day part 5 – Simple Changes speed up the game

February 18, 2010 |

If you have read any of the “Commissioner for a day” blogs, it should be apparent to you that I’m a huge fan of Major League Baseball.  I have ideas that would create more interest, parity, and excitement in baseball.  With this segment, I will suggest a couple of simple changes that will help speed [...]

30 Clubs in 30 words

February 16, 2010 |

With the sound of baseballs whizzing through the air, spring training has arrived.  The crack of a fastball breaking in a new catcher’s mitt, the mingling with new teammates, and the hopes and dreams of winning a world series are about to begin.  Baseball is back.  Over the next several days, I will give my [...]

COMMISSIONER FOR A DAY PART 4 – Making the correct calls

February 16, 2010 |

In the first three installments, I have suggested fundamental changes in order to increase parity and competitive balance.  In this installment, I will take a look at umpires and instant replay.  Since a new collective bargaining agreement was reached with World Umpires Association this winter, my changes can’t immediately take effect.  However, I will put [...]

COMMISSIONER FOR A DAY PART 3 – Scheduling Model

February 15, 2010 |

As we take a quick look back to “Commissioner for a Day Part 2″, my take on the salary cap in the NFL, is not the reason why one’s perception is that the league has parity.  It’s actually the way the make the schedules.  All last place teams play half of their games against teams [...]

COMMISSIONER FOR A DAY PART 2: New NFL Schelduling model to help create competitive balance

February 13, 2010 |

In part one of the “Commissioner for a day” series, I took it upon myself to eliminate the DH.  In my opinion, it is the first step in helping create more parody in MLB, without having a salary cap.  A salary cap will never be part of my plan, because I strongly believe that it would [...]