Radical rule experiments coming to youth baseball?
OK, maybe it’s a little dramatic for Major League Baseball.
Baseball has trouble enough deciding whether the DH should be employed in both leagues, and re-defining the slide rule into second base, without overhauling Abner Doubleday’s original rules.
Still, at a time when Major League Baseball is desperately trying to bridge a generation gap with their fans – 56 was the median age of fans watching nationally televised games last year – the industry is reaching out to the youth of America.
That number is alarming, particularly considering the average age was 34 for those using the MLB At-bat application on their cell phones, tablets and TVs.