Another Great American idea: Give Cincy more Slopfactor Records.
That said, favoritism has nothing to do with what I’m about to type. The following has everything to do with common sense, particularly in regards to the essence of baseball.
As for that essence, it’s history. It’s tradition.
It’s the Cincinnati Reds.
The Reds were baseball’s first professional team, which means they deserve special treatment over their 29 peers in the game. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, because I had a revelation a few days ago. It came after Major League Baseball announced it was making Cincinnati the host city for the 2015 All-Star Game.
The revelation? Given the Reds’ significance to baseball history, why not make Cincinnati the host city to the All-Star Game on a regular basis? Like every five years or something?
... All the Commissioner has to do is call a news conference during the next few days, weeks or months and say: “Since the Reds and Cincinnati have meant so much to professional baseball forever, we will give them an All-Star Game every five years, starting with this one in 2015.”
Then after the Commissioner does that, he could go back to the future by declaring Cincinnati always will have exclusivity on Opening Day.
But that’s another column.
Posted: January 30, 2013 at 06:02 AM | 26 comment(s)
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