I’m a baseball fan and I’m excited that the new season’s beginning. But I’m not a big fan of the Major League Baseball money machine. A few years ago they took away my free web broadcasts (like I’m going to pay to listen to choppy broadcasts on Real player over dialup).
This article talks about how MLB has thrown out baseball tradition in favor of the almighty dollar (or is it yen?). I may be biased because I’m a Cincinnati Reds fan, but the first pitch of the season is supposed to be in Cincinnati.
I could probably live with some out-of-the-country games starting the season, but having real games play out simultaneously with spring training games is ridiculous.