Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Council Calls For Day Games In MLB Playoffs & World Series

Hope springs eternal in baseball. And apparently in City Council too. How else to explain a resolution introduced today that asks Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig -- you know, the guy who let the Phillies deep into the Monday night slop and then suspended the game as soon as the Tampa Bay Rays tied the game -- to consider doing something reasonable and perhaps good for the game?

Council Calls For Day Games In MLB Playoffs & World Series

Hope springs eternal in baseball.  And apparently in City Council too.  How else to explain a resolution introduced today that asks Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig -- you know, the guy who let the Phillies play deep into the Monday night slop and then suspended the game as soon as the Tampa Bay Rays tied the game -- to consider doing something reasonable and perhaps good for the game?

Councilman Jim Kenney's resolution calls on the league to change its rules to require at least one day game during the playoffs and the World Series.  This year's series World Series games all started around 8:30 p.m. The resolution, approved by Council, said day games would ensure that "youths can share in the excitement of these games and we can preserve the next generation of baseball fans."  The resolution also noted that some games ended after midnight, meaning young fans had to go to bed not knowing the final score.

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