By far the dumbest conversation I've heard going on throughout the baseball world today is the one about changing the extra innings rule. Classic ESPN broadcast crew having to stir up some bullshit since they can't just call the baseball game like every other station. I swear it's like watching this giant broadway production on ESPN, I didn't ask for that and neither did anybody else, we just wanna watch baseball. Jessica Mendoza, one of the ESPN analyst, then recommends maybe the dumbest idea I've ever heard, let's just call it a tie after 12 innings she says. This isn't soccer, baseball games don't end in ties. The runners on base shit, don't even bring that up, probably the dumbest rule change you could make. Baseball has never ended in ties, it's never put runners on base to start the inning, and it's been just fine for 150 years, why the fuck are we trying to change that now.
ESPN just needs something to chat about, so they make up these dumbass suggestions to fix things that don't need fixing. I stayed up till 2am to watch the finish of the Yankee game last night, along with every other fan that was awake still. I didn't mind, yeah it sucked when I woke up exhausted this morning, but witnessing a classic baseball game that happens once in a blue moon is worth it. That's exactly the thing, it's not like what happened last night happens often, so what's the big deal. Yeah now the Cubs and Yankees bullpen is a little weak for the next couple days, that's baseball baby you gotta work around these things, why do you think these managers get paid the big bucks. I love it actually, makes the 162 game grind that much more interesting. The variables that you can't control is what makes watching sports and talking sports so great. The fact that ESPN is trying to make baseball even more boring by ending the games in ties doesn't surprise me, they're all about that everyone deserves a participation trophy mentality, and that's why their viewership is rapidly finding new vehicles to get their sports information from.
Baseball is a game built on tradition and history, we start changing that, we start losing the sports true values, and then you start losing the true fans. Baseball has one of the most loyal followings, don't piss the fans off that you have because you wanna attract the newer generation by fulfilling their instant gratification needs. Baseball should never change the extra inning rule and fuck anyone that says they should. If the teams want to save their pitching and players so badly score a run and win the game, or don't blow a lead to send it to extras, pretty simple. To change the rules because ESPN baseball broadcasting crew said so would be a travesty, especially since they have no credibility among any baseball fans whatsoever. ESPN, do the baseball world a favor, stop covering the sport.