This article wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but it did have one pretty good idea – create a Red Zone type channel for MLB.

MLB does not have that outlet. And the truth is, it’s the sport that might need it the most. Baseball games can be dull. Action is not guaranteed. When forced to focus on one game, there’s not always a hook for casual fans. But with so many games taking place at once, there’s bound to be action, intrigue, or even an opportunity to feature a superstar player.

MLB Network provides this element to some degree. But there is not always a commitment to bring fans the moments as they happen. ‘Red Zone’ works because the top priority is giving the fans live action. As previously mentioned, MLB falls short because most of its big moments appear in “Whoa, did you see that?” tweets. And the answer is always “Nope, sure didn’t.”

With so much daily content, MLB can do a better job of spotlighting the moments people will talk about.

Source: Mark Townsend, Yahoo Sports

2 comments on “How MLB should broadcast games in the future

  • Brian Joura

    You couldn’t do this every day but it’s worth trying on a weekend when everyone is playing. You’d have to standardize the start times to make sure there were enough games on.

    Do it on a Sunday and have everyone (except the ESPN game) start at either 1 p.m. or 4 p.m.

  • TexasGusCC

    It’s a interesting idea but baseball is about flow of the game, where football is about gaining large chunks of field position. Red Zone won’t show you a five yard gain, but that’s the biggest normal of the game. Baseball’s biggest normal is an out. MLBN’s Strike Zone on Tuesday and Friday nights shows every homerun from every game. It’s what I would watch to see action across the league. I don’t know if you’d like that every night, but I thought it was close.

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