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TV Contracts aside, this will never happen. But baseball should really grandfather in the schedule to be peeled back to 154 Games from the end of the contract of the last year on a deal with a network right now.
So why go to 154 Games?
Gone are the days when clubs sell out every single game. Fenway Park and Citizens Bank Park both went through huge consecutive sellout steaks in recent vintage. But recently there are not any clubs that sellout every game for a given year.
Each MLB club could easily withdraw 4 home dates on the calendar each. I am of the opinion that most teams would not suffer many losses at the gate either. Read the rest of this entry