Why Contraction In Major League Baseball Is A Pipe Dream

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It’s no longer just one writer’s possible folly. It’s now a conspiracy.Bill Madden of the NY Daily News has been known to write a column or two about Major League Baseball and its desire to dissolve clubs that have seen lackluster attendance through contraction. In 2009, it was Oakland and Florida (A’s, Marlins could be goners as contraction looms), and most recently a story touting “The Wave of the Future” that would see the A’s and Rays contracted and with it, major changes in the Divisions (Realignment may be coming to Major League Baseball and here’s how it could look)

That was Madden, a Hall of Fame writer known to be well connected with the league, and therefore, it was possible to pass it off as one writer making noise for Bud Selig to get new stadiums built.

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