Is Baseball Ready for Reform? Will College Football Ever Be?


Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz says baseball needs to make some changes — and fast — to make the game more watchable and more appealing to fans both young and old.

Smoltz told PodcastOne Sports Now co-hosts Tim Dahlberg and Jim Litke that baseball needs to deal with the way the game has changed because of analytics and implement rule changes to make sure decisions aren’t always ruled by people using spreadsheets. He said the game is running itself into the ground and isn’t sustainable as it is being played today.

Also, longtime college sports writer Chris Dufresne joins the show to talk about the beginning of the college football season and how Nick Saban will deal with his mini-quarterback controversy at Alabama. Dufresne, a columnist for 20 years with the Los Angeles Times, operates the website

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Litke also talks about the best way to prepare tuna at home, and the hosts debate the quality of college bowl games that have food in the title. They weigh in on one of those in the announcement that the Cactus Bowl will now be the Cheez-It Bowl.

Is Baseball Ready for Reform? Will College Football Ever Be?

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