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Is Baseball Broken?

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ClassGraphic Baseball has no time limit. Theoretically a game can last forever, and that is one of the charms of the game. Unfortunately as the game is played today, the length of the average nine inning game exceeds three hours with lots of down time with strikeouts, walks and only sporadic field action. So, ironically, many fans feel that games are too long and that baseball is losing its appeal for younger people — baseball’s future fans. Is the game in trouble, and if it is, what can be done to fix it? To help us explore this dilemma, we’ll read Why Baseball Matters by Susan Jacoby (Yale University Press, 2018). We will discuss some of the proposals to “improve” the game. In addition, we will try to determine whether the game really requires being fixed and whether the fixes would change the nature of the game. Get ready for spring! No class on 01/21/19.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Robert Schlesinger2.Joseph Hinkel3.Richard Dubberke 



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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 01/21/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/14/2019 - 2/11/2019 Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Richard Dubberke  ; Joseph Hinkel  ; Robert Schlesinger  ClassRoom