Why ‘America’s Pastime’ Is Becoming a Thing of the Past

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There are lots of reasons why Major League Baseball has become too boring for fans to watch games that can take 3 hours of TV time. One disappointed observer says it’s all because of a camera. Ben Revere of the Philadelphia Phillies has the highest batting average in the National League at just over .313. That means he’s on track to win the batting title—with the lowest average in 138 years of League history. That’s according to Derek Thompson, senior editor of The Atlantic magazine, who asks in this month's issue, “Can’t anybody hit these days?” His story is titled, “The Simple Technology that Accidentally Ruined Baseball.“

Credits

Guest:
Derek Thompson - The Atlantic - @DKThomp

Host:
Warren Olney