Introducing the Over/Under Blog: MLB Opening Day Edition
Welcome to a new feature on Price Per Head, The Over/Under Blog!
We’ll tackle weird sports headlines, drop gems from the gambling department, and keep you entertained along the way.
Our debut edition is all about MLB Opening Day!
Over/Under: Major League Baseball Wants Younger Fans
The average age of a baseball fan is 57. That’s the oldest in all of sports with NFL fans clocking in at 50 for second-oldest. The national pastime, understandably, wants Generation Z to fall in love with their product. Their plan is to speed up the game while also reducing the number of strikeouts. Baseball’s minor leagues are in the process of more radical changes, like instituting a pitch clock and limiting defensive shifts. If they really want younger fans they’ll let their players show personality and be unapologetically bold with their emotions. Until MLB lets stars like Fernando Tatis Jr. flip bats with no repercussions, we’re taking the UNDER.
Over/Under: The League is Catching Up To Tampa
In 2019 the Tampa Bay Rays became the first professional sports team to go completely cashless. Turns out that was a good idea and now the rest of the world is catching up. While we’re not sure when Tampa, Florida became the trendsetter for public health and efficiency matters, we are glad to see that, according to Front Office Sports, at least 14 more teams are joining the cashless ranks in MLB. It’ll be great to see the whole league go cashless, so we’re smashing the OVER on this one.
Over/Under: Everyone Loves the Dodgers
The other city on top of the sports world (besides the aforementioned Tampa) is Los Angeles. The Dodgers are responsible for at least half of that celebratory vibe in L.A. and the plan is for the southern California super team to run it back in 2021. But the last time that happened was in 1999 when the New York Yankees repeated. Mookie Betts was 7 years old and if you were “cashless” in 1999 that just meant you didn’t have a job or you just got robbed. We’re going with the UNDER on the Dodgers repeating.
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