Yesterday was a dire day for Major League Baseball folks. Ex-Senator, George Mitchell submitted his “Steroid” report to Bud Selig and the public yesterday, identifying some major players from past and present, one being the perennial pitcher, Roger Clemens. DOWNLOAD REPORT HERE | See public address here
If the MLB was not already in trouble (from a Public Relations standpoint), then it is now deep in the trenches of utter distinction. Fan loyalty is already low within many major league baseball organizations. How will this report affect this decline? Will fan loyalty continue to decline? Most likely, yes, but it is too early to say. So, Bud, what are you going to do to combat this ugly stigmatism?
I have a few suggestions.
First off, fire yourself, and hire Theo Epstein as the commissioner of baseball. The league needs a progressive and intelligent leader that does not have his hands in everyone’s pockets.
Secondly, lift the ban on steroids. These guys are adults, if they want to die young because of the effects of steroid use, let them, but baseball is a game of accuracy, so no matter how strong you are, you still need to hit a round ball with a round bat, or throw ball to a small target. Look back at where baseball was in 2002 compared to now.
Third, let Mark Cuban buy the Cubs (CUBANANDTHECUBS.COM). This guy is a winner and has experienced a steady growth of attendance with the Dallas Mavericks, and helped increase viewership outside of the Dallas market. He has put the Mavericks on the map, and helped the struggling NBA increase viewership across the board.
Lastly, study up on the career of Gary Bettman and do the exact opposite of him; this may be the easiest route for now, but please do consider the previous options, as they will most likely be better suited for a strong future for major league baseball.