View Full Version : Randball: Saturday Doubleheaders proposal

John Bonnes
03-09-2013, 05:22 PM
The Strib's Michael Rand publishes a proposal from one of his friends. To make the season shorter, why not play day-night doubleheaders on Saturdays during the summer?

Squeezing in one extra game a week for roughly 13 weeks would knock off about two weeks from the length of a season. MLB could take one week from the start and one week off the back end. It could take both weeks off the back end, helping allevaite the pressure with playoffs expanding, and just deal with April consequences.

He lists other benefits, too. Actually, there are a million ways to use that extra time - a longer All-Star break, or a true WBC tournament or more playoffs. Read the story and give us your thoughts. I'm real intrigued.

A modest proposal: MLB doubleheaders every Saturday | StarTribune.com (http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/196482721.html)

03-09-2013, 05:56 PM
The players association would have to go along with regular day/night which won't happen. The players hate them. One of the reason's that day/night's happen is to make up for rainout's which would still happen. So if you have scheduled day nights plus day/nights to make up for rainout's, that could be alot of day/nights which put's a huge strain on the pitching staff.