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Will there be more on the line with each game in a shortened season?

4 years agoStaff Report

Bruce Levine, Matt Spiegel and Tony Andracki joined Cole Wright on Cubs 360 Daily to discuss the latest proposal update from the MLB. The league rejected the 114-game schedule proposed by the MLB player’s association. Now, the dicussion has turned to a possible 50-60 game schedule.

Levine brought up an interesting point about a shortened season with fan interest during the regular season.

“Keep in mind, you’re going to have the NBA and NHL also competing in their playoff period.  So, there’s going to be other sports to watch…Initially, I think you’ll see a lot of people watch. As to whether or not a team goes on a 1-9 streak, and all of a sudden, 20 percent of the season is over with, [the fans] are out of the game.”

Andracki mentioned the raised level of excitement with each game in a shortened season.

“It will be like every game is like a playoff. If anyone goes on a 1-9 or 9-1 stretch, that can gave a huge, huge impact on each team’s playoff chances or where they’re seeded in the playoffs, home field advantage, and so on…Every game will take on more of a meaning.”

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