MLB Hall of Fame Game Cooperstown
Very rarely do we “farm out” websites and causes here at the Mop Up Duty. But this is one cause that I feel should be supported.
Beginning in 1940 the hall of fame game is a strong traditions in baseball. 2008 will be the last time this game takes place with Major League teams. (I’d write up a full history but the featured website does a great job, so head over there once your done.)
I agree with every point that’s been put forth pertaining to the “scheduling conflict”. Sure, its a bitch to traverse the roads into Cooperstown on a regular weekend, let alone the hall of fame celebrations. Should a little bit of traffic cancel 65+ years of tradition? For everyone that’s taken a go at the batting practice machines inside Doubleday, the park holds a bit of mystique and a soft-spot.
While checking the upstate New York milb baseball schedules I came across the Syracuse Skychiefs playing the Rochester RedWings at Doubleday on May 18th. I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if this becomes the full-time replacement. And I doubt we’ll see round the clock lineups.
Between revenue sharing, canceling all-star games, and frequent suspensions, it seems like the only tradition during Bud Selig’s regime is the almighty dollar.