I thought the video of the Korean mom would be the saddest thing I posted today, but no.
Somehow this is even more pitiful.
The standard observation online whenever MLB execs haltingly propose another lame rule change, only to quietly let it drop when the public lambastes them for it, is to say that they secretly hate baseball. That’s not true. The truth is that they find baseball boring and know that many, many American sports fans do too, and so they’re forever grasping for ways to manufacture excitement. What if … we let teams start extra innings with a man already on second? What if … we let managers pinch hit any player on the roster if they’re trailing in the ninth inning, even if that guy’s already been removed from the game?