Tuesday, April 03, 2007

More opening day thoughts...

One of the saddest things in baseball seems to be the decline of artificial turf. We've had the original makers of AstroTurf go out of business. Now, only a few major-league stadiums even use it, and hardly any minor-league stadiums.

Never mind that theball moves faster and bounces higher - adding more offense to the game. Baseball does not seem to appreciate what artificial turf has done. Instead, purists have gone after it with a venegance second only to the vitriol unfairly directed at the designated hitter, which is arguably the best thing to happen to baseball since 1965 (artificial turf comes in a very respectable second).

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