Memorial Day traditionally has been the first real mile marker in the long baseball season, in spite of its relative insignificance in a six-month marathon.
In lieu of baseball’s ongoing quest to speed things up, we’ve decided to change that arbitrary milestone to May 21, more or less the quarter pole of the season. Coincidentally, that’s also the date for this week’s Sunday baseball smorgasbord.
Veteran TV sports director Marc Brady once said interest in Chicago Cubs telecasts weren’t necessarily dependent on the team’s place in the standings.
“The funny thing is the team’s record does not play as much into what’s interesting as one would think, because it’s a reality show and every day is different regardless,” Brady said. “You could have a…
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