This looked like it could be fun.
They haven’t asked a question yet, so I’m not sure what kind of “valuable insights” I can provide into how I “consume baseball” and how they can “enhance and improve” my experience — although I doubt middle-age white guys with no kids who already watch a lot of baseball will provide much useful marketing information.
But it made me think about my feelings on baseball, and by and large, I’m pretty satisfied.
Most of my baseball-watching is on TV, and the majority of broadcasts, save the Nationals on MASN or anything involving Harold Reynolds, are inoffensive at worst, plus I can watch almost any game online. What’s not to love about that?
Most of the stadiums I’ve been to have been pleasant to go to, and even at an older place like Fenway Park, they’re doing the best they can with what they have. My wife and I are usually able to get respectable seats for a decent price, although not having kids helps in that regard.
If I saw an announcement tomorrow that the National League was adding the DH, that would be fine. If the announcement was that the American League was getting rid of it, that would be fine.
Sure, I’d like to see games go a little quicker, but I’m hoping that not letting catchers trot out to the mound every other pitch helps.
There should be at least a couple League Championship Series and World Series games during the day each year, and even the night games should start closer to 8 and 8:30 p.m.
I don’t know if this is the case at every ballpark, but I hate when fans aren’t allowed to get close to the field by the dugouts before the game because only the high muckety-mucks are allowed there.
So we’ll see what the questions ask. Maybe they’ll spur some thoughts. Maybe I’ll write about them.