Solving Baseball

It’s Time for the MLB to Steal from Other Major Sports

Ahlswede Collection
6 min readOct 2, 2019

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Baseball is now third in major American sports popularity. The second place NBA is rising while the MLB slowly falls. Soccer, too, is climbing in popularity every year, and is on baseball’s heels.

These are the numbers, and the consensus among scholars of the game is aligned with the public.

Baseball must learn from football, basketball, and soccer if it wants to regain the popularity it has lost. Fortunately, there are four facets of the game where the sport can be changed for the better.

The Pace

Install a 12 second pitch clock that begins once the ball hits the pitcher’s glove. The clock freezes during pickoffs once the ball is out of the glove. Each team gets three timeouts from the mound…

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