Thursday, July 14, 2011

Top 10 ways to increase the All-Star Game Ratings

With just 6.9% of homes and 11 million viewers, the 2011 MLB All-Star Game received all-time low ratings. What can be done to spike the numbers?

10) 7th inning stretch football game

9) In addition to designated hitters, designated runners and celebrity third base coaches

8) Just give in and make it another Yankees-Red Sox game

7) End the rule that every franchise has to be represented, or pretend to matter

6) 3 balls for a walk, 2 strikes for a whiff, a shot clock between pitches and any ball caught on a hop is an out provided the fielder is able to yell "Olly Olly Oxen Free!" before the hitter reaches base

5) Play the game during an unopposed time for any other major sport, on a night when the big weekly WWE show isn't competing for viewers, and in the middle of two soul-crushing lockouts by the other two major American sports leagues

4) Not only take away the rule for making the games count for home field in the World Series, but also openly penalize players on the winning team by docking their pay

3) Everyone watching the telecast gets to bring their dog

2) Every inning past the fifth, America gets to vote a fielder off

1) Losing team goes into the dunk tank, along with the losing team's buxom cheerleaders

1 comment:

RFS said...

Or...and this is an outrageous idea, start a baseball game before 9pm Eastern.

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