Baseball Schools Football With Venue Change, History In Pinstripe Bowl

Douglas ChuramanCorrespondent IMarch 12, 2010

The debate will never end. Baseball or football? Football has the crowd, the attendance, the Super Bowl. Baseball has the history, the loyalty, and the World Series. I personally hold baseball in higher regard than football any day of the week, and always will. But as the age old saying goes: If you can't beat them, join them. And that is what has happened. College Football has come to terms with New Era Sports Apparel and the New York Yankees for Yankee Stadium to host the New Era Pinstripe Bowl December 30th, 2010, a match-up between a Big East team and Big 12 team. The agreement is reported to be for six years through a 2015 bowl game, however the two conferences have only agreed through 4 years leaving the door open for other conferences to participate.

This agreement works in favor of the Yankees and Major League Baseball to try and reach a new fan base and increase both revenue and audience. While the National Football League takes pride in its audience and Super Bowl Sunday, it has seen only 44 of those super bowl championships. Major League Baseball reveres its history more than anything and it truly transcends the game itself. With the National League in baseball dating back to the late 1980s, it was in 1903 when the first World Series, commonly referred to as the Fall Classic, was introduced. 2009 marked the 105th Fall Classic.

It will certainly be interesting to see how a football audience melds with a baseball cathedral. They will be subjected to more than Yankee history, but moreover, baseball history.