Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Rockies GM Provides Interesting Plan

After 22 game postponements in the first three weeks of the Major League Baseball season, nearly everyone has chimed in on how to fix early-season schedule. In his New York Post Down the Line column Sunday, Joel Sherman gives us a pretty good plan from Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd.

Begin the season a week earlier to provide extra off-days throughout the year for everyone and send six teams (rather than two) to play a few series in warm weather/dome atmospheres in international areas where you are trying to either grow the game and/or honor a feeding ground to the majors. He recommended, for example, Latin America, Taiwan, Korea and Australia.

That's a pretty good idea. I hadn't thought of that one. But then again, I haven't spent many nights trying to resolve the problem of April weather and its effects on baseball games. I only blog about it. I really like the idea of playing early-season international games. Just don’t send the Yankees back to Japan. We don't the Giambino coming back with more parasites.

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