Should MLB mic up players the entire season? | The Tylt
Should MLB mic up players the entire season?
MLB needs an injection of fun after the Astros cheating scandal and this is the perfect feature to introduce to broadcasts. Not only are fans potentially getting insight into the ins and outs of an at-bat or fielding, but players are also able to display their personalities, which will help the game as it has in the NBA and NFL.
This is something the league needs more of in the regular season and beyond.
Tylt sports editor Dan Tran and former Sonoma Stompers assistant general manager Jen Ramos talk about the Astros cheating scandal and provide some alternate punishments.
Mic-ing up players in spring training is all in good fun, but when the regular season rolls around, these players mean business. Having them talk to broadcasters in the middle of an inning would be too distracting for players trying to win a meaningful game of baseball. Imagine someone talking to you while you were trying to hit something coming at you at 95 mph. People need to concentrate on things like that.
Also, everyone is a little more relaxed in the spring training so the quality of the quotes will be better. Try to mic up players in the regular season and you'll get short answers that aren't entertaining at all.
This would not be a good idea beyond meaningless exhibitions.