Friday, July 20, 2007

Baseball a Thing of the Past?

Gear at Snakepit had an interesting post about the quick demise of the New York State League of Professional Baseball -- after only 3 weeks! Someone either did not promote things right, or horribly miscalculated.

Here's something else to consider. Baseball is inherently "American" and not really shared by much of the rest of the world. Greater Utica is not the Utica of the 70s or 80s. A lot of those people have moved away. Their places have been taken by people for whom Baseball is foreign.

To get some excitement going, maybe Utica needs professional . . .

SOCCER!

4 comments:

Mrs Mecomber said...

Sports?? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

Betcha a soccer league would be good here. All them refugees play it, dont they?

Strikeslip said...

I think just about every other country in the world plays it as their number 1 sport. It also has been promoted among American school children during the last 20 years and entered our own culture ("soccer moms" etc). Maybe its time has come for us.

Utica5150 said...

There's nothing like watching baseball "live". Watching it on TV (to me) is rediculous, like watching grass grow. (Tho its awesome to put on in the background as a sleep aid on a lazy Sunday, like golf!)

I was at all of these games, and saw the shocking decline. I understand that the world moves on, but this will be missed.

The infrastruncture at Murnane isn't all that bad, as some have said, I can only agree that the reasons are a faster-moving, "Instant Gratification" oriented world is the likely cause.

I know at least I'LL miss the games.