Our newest blog bat around asks what our agenda would be if we replaced Bud Selig as commissioner when he retires in 2010.
1. Institute full instant replay. Sure, the Yankees benefitted from the lack of replay in last year's postseason, but what would happen if a bad call went against the Yankees? That would be horrible.
2. To help insure parity, instead of a salary cap, only allow teams to be bought by people for whom the team will represent at least 75% of their income, so that teams don't become just another entry in a long list on someone's balance sheet. Probably there are other things that would need to be done as well, but I would need to hire a sophisticated account to figure all that out. Probably need to hire a skilled labor negotiator as well.
3. No playoff games involving east coast teams starting later than 7pm EST.
4. Have more than one baseball card licensee (doesn't have to be Upper Deck). Any company with a baseball card license must market an inexpensive set that children can easily collect.