For MLB fans, there is nothing worse than a long period of time with no baseball whatsoever.
While free agency is still taking place, we are currently in a holding pattern.
It won’t be until February that players will begin reporting to spring training.
But it wasn’t always this way.
Back in the day, players would occasionally get together face each other in an exhibition-style Home Run Derby.
On Twitter, former MLB star Jason Kipnis called for the league to reinstate this event as a way to keep the buzz going in the offseason.
I used to always watch the reruns of these… We need to bring these back! Off-season 1 vs 1! Empty stadiums like these, or even let fans in! Keep the off-season buzz and fan interaction going throughout the winter! @MLB https://t.co/3h3pcsGxKW
— Jason Kipnis (@TheJK_Kid) December 14, 2022
Kipnis Calls For Return Of Historic Event
Kipnis also called for MLB to allow fans into the stands for events such as this.
This would certainly be a great way to keep the buzz around baseball going all year long.
For fans of just MLB, the offseason months can get boring, even with blockbuster trades and free agent signings.
This would be a great way to ensure that baseball never takes a break, even if no games are being played.
The possibilities are endless.
This would give fans who are only interested in baseball something interesting to watch during the offseason, rather than constantly having to check Twitter and wait for Hot Stove updates.