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Baseball in Decline

April 27th, 2015

Episode 421 of 447 episodes

The business side of Major League Baseball has been thriving in recent years, and yet there’s a widespread perception that the sport has drifted from the center of sports culture. On this week’s Out Loud podcast, Ben McGrath, a staff writer, and Daniel Okrent, the writer, editor, and inventor of Rotisserie League baseball, join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to assess the state of America’s national pastime. They discuss the legacy of baseball’s steroid era, how fantasy sports have change fandom, and the fact that the length of baseball games has increased by more than an hour in the past few decades.