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Major League Baseball has come far in the modernization of the game, from expanded instant replay starting next season, to the second wild card, which has drawn considerable interest. And even news off the field — enhanced testing for steroids — has raised baseball above other sports in terms of cleaning up performance-enhancers.
What could be next?
Well, for five years super agent Scott Boras has called for something that makes a lot of sense — having the first and/or second game of the World Series take place in a neutral setting. Set it up much like the MLB All-Star Game or the Super Bowl, thus creating a year’s worth of interest in an event that has become, in Boras’s opinion, “regionalized.”