Originally written on New England Sports React  |  Last updated 11/9/14

Felix Hernandez’s perfect game this week got me to thinking about the radical changes that both MLB and The NFL are now going through. The change in MLB is its shifting back to a style of  lay where pitchers are more dominant and roided up 70 homer a year frauds like Bonds and Big Mac no longer shame baseball history. I admit that the game is far from being full cleaned but the worst of the steroid days have passed. On the other end of the specreum we find the NFL and how offense has become higher scoring and passing per week over all. This is largely do to the fact that Roger Goodel has helped turned the league into a style of play where the defensive players are flagged and constantly fined for hits that use to simply be part of the game. I have gotten to thinking if these two changes are going to have a  positive or negative effect on the long term popularity and overall success of the sports.

 

-David Malek

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