Baseball is as much a part of the American identity as apple pie, hamburgers and freedom. However, that doesn’t mean our national pastime is perfect.
Time and time again baseball fans have had to endure narrow-minded schemes, hackneyed plans and controversial decisions. Some of them work out, but there are also more than a handful that leave us scratching our heads and contemplating when football season starts.
The blame is not limited to the commissioner of baseball either. Owners, coaches and players are all responsible for defacing the game of baseball and alienating thousands of fans in the process.
With that in mind, here are the 30 worst ideas in baseball history.