Now that Manny Ramirez has been suspended for performance enhancing drugs...do you think David Ortiz may have been using too? The evidence suggests that the possibility exists given the dramatic decline in production since Manny has left. Jason Bay has more than adequately filled in the void in the Red Sox lineup since Manny has been traded. So you can't say Ortiz is exposed in the lineup. Not trying to trample on Ortiz's legacy with the Sox...no player has been more clutch for them over the last few years but there is a certain irony about Ortiz since Manny has left.10 AnswersBaseball1 decade ago
100 questions in a day??? I wish I had time to waste like that...28 AnswersPolls & Surveys1 decade ago
I think there would be a better tournament and more star players would participate in the WBC if it was held in November versus the current format coinciding with Spring Training.
1. Pitchers would be stretched out.
2. Hitters would have seen live game pitching for 6 months.
3. There would still be injury concerns but players would have the rest of the offseason to rehab for the next season.
4. This is not an annual tournament so it largely would not be competing against the NFL and would fill programming slots for ESPN, MLB Network.
The tournament could be played at warm weather sites around the country like it is currently scheduled for the Spring culminating in the championship around the Thanksgiving weekend. I think this would generate more interest in the US and would put less stress on teams and players to decide if they play or not.6 AnswersBaseball1 decade ago
Don't you think MLB's priorities are screwed up when they try to play a game in weather like Game 5?
MLB wonders why it has lost popularity and a great example of this is trying to play games in monsoons. This only stands to get worse as next year due to the World Baseball Classic (another spectacular joke thrust upon us by Bud Selig) pushing back the start of the season the World Series will not start until November. The World Series is the pinnacle event in baseball but over the last several years seems to treated as a circus sideshow. All opinions welcome.8 AnswersBaseball1 decade ago