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And Another Thing


Today's not-right-in-the-head moment

Enough of my brain matter has apparently died that the most amazing thing has happened: I heard Colin Cowherd say something ridiculous on ESPN radio today, and I actually didn't think it was ridiculous.

Colin's Ridiculous Idea (No. 3,437 in a series): Chop 20 games off the baseball season, start it a tad earlier and end the regular season on Aug. 23. Then run the playoffs and World Series from late August until mid-September.

I can't tell you how disturbed I am by the fact I like this idea.

Look, here's the deal, according to Cowherd: Football owns September and October anymore. Baseball, on the other hand, is losing viewership in double handfuls in those months now. So why not finish what is already an over-long season in August, expand the playoffs and wrap it all up before the NFL and college football take over the nation's attention?

Makes sense to me, scarily enough. I can even think of another plus to this: It might induce some of the small-market water-treaders to actually get serious about improving their teams. I mean, if you want to recoup the revenue you lose from giving up a few regular season games, you've gotta make the playoffs, right?

Just a thought.

Ben Smith's blog.