Major League Baseball

An Open Letter to Commissioner Rob Manfred

Mr. Manfred,

This weekend we attended the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and honestly had the time of our lives.  We have been baseball fans our entire lives and much of our friendship of the past 30 years has been around playing baseball, trading baseball cards, attending baseball games or simply just talking baseball.  We love the game and everything about it and are excited about your initiative of keeping baseball relevant for generations to come!  

This weekend was special for many reasons.  Seeing life long heroes in the flesh and deepening our understanding of the game and the many things that make it special through the Hall of Fame museum was incredible!  Our love for the game has only grown deeper because of what we experienced and we intend to pass it down to our kids.  

One of the events of the weekend that stood out to us most was your speech and clear communication that your focus has been and will continue to be how to make the game more relevant to the next generation.  While we are now no longer in this generation, we believe that we know them well and through our expertise can offer some insight to help you accomplish your goals:

The New TV

I'm always fascinated to see what new Apps come out on the iPhone.  It seems more and more are video/tv/movie related.  Hulu has a great new app where you can watch pretty much any tv show that you want to watch.  Netflix is coming out with their App where you will be able to stream any of their movies that they have available online.  One of my favorites is my MLB app where I can watch almost any baseball game live and can get highlight videos almost immediately.  YouTube really got it started on the iPhone, but so much more has come and is coming!  One of the most exciting things is not the videos that you will download or stream, but that you can create!  I'm currently working on a little video of Emery's first year that I'm creating completely on my new iPhone4.  I still love my 42" flatscreen at home, but my 3" flatscreen in my pocket isn't bad either!