Hey MLB, why go dark on this summer night?
MLB is dark.....no games....for the next two days. Why?
We have officially entered the 'dead zone', the day after the MLB All-Star game. The game sits in the dark and misses a golden marketing opportunity.
MLB could be playing the Futures Game tonight, one night after the stars of the game came out. What better way to showcase/promote the future stars of the game than by putting them on their own stage? Joe Buck and Fox could have spent three hours plugging the event last night, doing interviews with players during the game game.
Instead, MLB jammed the Futures Games into the Sunday afternoon slot, crammed in with other MLB games AND held the draft Sunday night.
The Futures Game should be a stand alone event. It could be the kickoff to All-Star week on Sunday night, the wrap-up event or placed in the middle of the events.
MLB could even start the All-Break break after have all teams play day games on Thursday
Friday night: Futures Game.....Friday Night Lights....the future stars come out! (also gives MLB All-Stars a travel day)
Saturday night: HR Derby
Sunday night: MLB All-Star Game
Monday night: Start of MLB Draft
Get back to the ML schedule starting Tuesday. All players not in the MLB All-Star game would have five nights off (Thursday-Monday)