Say what you will about new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, but he does acknowledge that if baseball has a problem, it's attracting a younger audience. He certainly doesn't lack for ideas on how to approach it, either -- he has separately proposed increasing offense through smaller strike zones and speeding up the pace of the game with several rule changes.
His latest proposal is to shorten the season from 162 games down to 154, a mark not seen since 1961, and boy do people have BURNING OPINIONS on the topic. I asked several of our SB Nation MLB writers what the big deal is, and here's what they had to say:
Why do you hate (or support) the idea of reducing the MLB season to 154 games?
Wait, this could actually reduce injuries:
Game length and pace is the real problem:
It's not like November games occur very often:
It's not just the season itself that causes fatigue:
Who does this idea actually serve?
It might just come down to money: