Well Cub fans, another season is over. Once again we are left with anger and emptyness. Will we lose interest in our Cubs? Will we lose interest in major league baseball altogether?
Coming from a pure feeling from my heart, I must use this forum to express my thoughts. Maybe not just the ending of what was a wonderful season, this might be the ending of any interest in MBL I might have.
Has MBL become too diluted? When teams that are battling for a division title are nothing more than a .500 team, that to me is boring. Repeatily we have seen sub par teams compete for a division title, only because they are surrounded by the same sub par teams.
We currently at only four teams in some divisions. How many teams are there now? Last I looked (if my memory serves me correctly), there were 32 teams. All these teams are spread out over six divisions. After reviewing this, I have a thought.
What if we pare this down to four divisions? Four divisions of eight teams each. Maybe this will weed out the sub par teams that finds magic in Sept as well as Oct. Get it down to four playoff teams. Maybe this way baseball will not be ending its season at the end of Oct.
And the competition might be that much better. But the catch in all of this, you know, is money. Major League Baseball would not even consider the shear thought of losing money with less of a schedule come playoff time. In my opinion, this would be a short sided view. Because fans like myself are becoming less interested, maybe not just in their home team, but with the game itself.
If this trend (atleast for myself) continues, MLB might find that come the end of Oct. just maybe no one will be watching. The season is just way elongated, diluted.