MLB Ratings are Going to Go Up in Southern Utah
One of the most satisfying shows on TV is Supernanny.
They show a family who's kids are running wild around the house.
The mom is screaming. Can't get them to do their homework. Can't get them clean their room. Can't get them to eat at the table. The house is a mess.
The kids are obnoxious. The parents are exhausted.
Then they bring in Supernanny.
She shows up in combat boots. English accent. And she hammers these kids.
Sit up straight. Pick up your socks. Do your homework or I'm gonna give ya a paddlin'
There's nothing more satisfying than the look on the little brats faces when Supernanny is telling them their reign of terror is over. They can't believe it.
That's exactly how it's been so far this MLB season with the new rule changes.
Mets vs Marlins. Opening day of the season. Pete Alonso is on first base, he steals, there's a foul ball, so he has to go back to 1st base. He decides to walk about as slow as he possibly can. As if there's not 30 thousand people waiting on him. So the ump gives the batter a strike. Alonso and Jeff Mcneil the batter are incensed. Buck Showalter the manager can't believe it, Keith Hernandez in the booth says "this is insane!"
No...you're reign of terror is over. You've dinked around and taken advantage of the MLB viewer's patience for too long. Four hour games are dead. Get your butt back to the base...now.
And the fans seem to be acclimating to the new rules already.
I can only hope TV viewership will increase as well.
Respect the viewer and run to your base. Love it.