Will was opining on both topics last Sunday on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning gabfest, where he is a regular guest. Host Terry Moran wrapped up the show by turning it over to Will for his perspective on Major League Baseball at mid-season, just before the annual All-Star Game.
Baseball’s Golden Age. “Every baseball fan talks about the golden age of baseball and it’s always when he was about 12 years old,” Will said. “I have news for you. This is the golden age. Competitive balance is back. The Pirates haven’t had a winning season in 20 years, 1992. They have the best record in the National League, they have the best new ballpark, and they have the most exciting player in the National League in Andrew McCutchen in center field.
“But more important, the product is selling,” he continued. “People are coming out as never before. In 1955, the Brooklyn Dodgers win their only World Series. Great team. Robinson, Furillo, Hodges, Reese, all those guys. The whole city of New York loved them. They drew 13,500 a game. This year the average attendance in baseball is 31,000 a game and going up. This is the golden age.”
In fact, the Washington Nationals—not the Pirates—had the best record in the National League last Sunday, but I’ll cut Will some slack. After all, he did come up with some impressive stats on attendance. When it comes to baseball, he has a high on-base percentage.
Posted: July 11, 2012 at 08:58 AM | 82 comment(s)
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