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What Bothers You In Sports? Here Are A Few Things That Bother Me!

As you know, I love sports. When I was younger I went to a sports camp, lived at Fenway Park and loved playing catch with my dad. In addition, after school I would always be outside playing baseball, football, or hockey. It never mattered as long as we were laughing and playing a sport.

I am very lucky and have the opportunity to attend lots of sporting events. I still love going, but certain things really bother me about sports:

  • Ticket prices are ridiculous. The average fan can’t go to more than a handful of games a year. I realize that teams need to make a profit but there have to be other ways than continuing to raise ticket prices and forcing the average fan to stay at home and watch the game on TV.
     
  • The World Series needs to start earlier. Yes, I hope the Red Sox are playing in late October…but not at 8:30 EST. That’s too late. Start the games earlier so the next generation of fans can watch and love the game as much as I do. Since it is the World Series, you can still charge premium dollars for commercials.
     
  • Get rid of the violence of hockey. Yes I am old school and will admit I like a fight. But not a cheap shot! Not a stick to the head or a hit to the back near the boards. Cheap shots should be evaluated very closely and dealt with very strictly. ALL SECOND TIME OFFENDERS ARE BANNED FROM THE SPORT! No exceptions.
     
  • Have a salary cap in baseball–ok I said it. Yes it pains me since it would hurt my Red Sox but let’s even the playing field a little bit. The NFL, NBA and NHL all have something that makes sense and appears to work. Let’s do the same thing in baseball. Let’s allow the smaller market teams a chance to win.
     
  • Stop the rising salaries in sports…now! The economy isn’t great and these athletes are paid a ridiculous amount of money. I don’t have as much issue with the superstars getting paid but I do have an issue with mediocre players getting a ton of money. It just doesn’t make sense to me.

Those are a few things that bother me.

  • Do you agree/disagree of the things that bother me?
     
  • What’s on your list?

I look forward to reading your comments.

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