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A few months back, Jayson Stark penned an article (check it out) where he talked about the face of baseball. In his pondering, he discusses the idea that in other sports, there are specific guys that we see as the “face”, or the recognizable force within that sport. Football has a Peyton Manning and a Tom Brady. Basketball has Lebron James. Hockey has (ugh) Sidney Crosby. Baseball has no one. Some leaders of the voting that completed after the article was penned included Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, and Andrew Mccutchen. As I continue watching the NLCS, I think another name must be considered: Yasiel Puig.
Going forward, Major League Baseball is going to need to embrace the younger generation. As much as the League loves to stand on tradition and records, it needs to branch out of its comfort zone to reach a larger audience. In this Red Zone/A.D.D. generation, baseball has been slow to adapt to the social media spotlight. MLB still claims all copyright …read more