Scott Boras wants to remake the World Series in the image of the Super Bowl.

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I mean, shit:

Boras recently proposed turning the Series into a best-of-nine contest, with the first two games played at a neutral site.

That way, the entire industry could turn the Fall Classic into a bustling convention – not unlike the Super Bowl, which has become America's favorite TV sports event. By comparison, the World Series continues to suffer from its hurry-up, hastily thrown-together agenda, a victim of the league championship's unpredictability.

"Corporate America can't embrace [the World Series]; they don't know where the games are being played," Boras said by telephone recently. "People can't say, 'I'll see you at the World Series.' This way, we have a plan for it."

Under Boras' revamping – explained in a letter sent to MLB's headquarters – Game 1 would be played on a Saturday in a warm-weather city, where there's a low probability of rain or even snow. The night before, he said, would be like "the Oscars" where players from both teams would be introduced and feted before a national TV audience. But the event wouldn't be just for pennant winners; everyone would be there, including the game's biggest stars, along with the networks and the advertisers.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 18:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Gord Ash proposed they turn the WS into a nhl style playoff format where roughly 1/2 the teams get a shot, with numerous rounds. he was promptly ignored, iirc.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 18:21 (fourteen years ago) link

they should play them all in the rose bowl!

that's actually a pretty hot idea. esp. the best-of-nine part.

cankles, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 20:04 (fourteen years ago) link

well, as Dubya has turned the clock back to before the Scopes trial, returning the Series to the old 5-of-9 format would fit. Cue the ragtime.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 20:08 (fourteen years ago) link

Yankees and Red Sox, best of 163. That's what I want to see. That's what America wants to see.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 20:16 (fourteen years ago) link

What America wants to see is one 28-inning game.

Leee, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 20:22 (fourteen years ago) link

three months pass...

New Yorker feature on Boras.

Leee, Wednesday, 24 October 2007 17:18 (thirteen years ago) link

200 words is about all I can take on him (and I'm fine with mega-paid players).

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 24 October 2007 17:20 (thirteen years ago) link

The Cliffs Notes version, then.

Leee, Wednesday, 24 October 2007 17:26 (thirteen years ago) link

three years pass...

Scott Boras will be the keynote speaker at this summer's SABR convention in Long Beach CA.

Fuck bein' hard, Dr Morbz is complicated (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 17 March 2011 03:25 (ten years ago) link

this guy is a fucking scumbag

five gone cats from Boston (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 17 March 2011 07:04 (ten years ago) link

tbh i don't really get the whole 'scott boras is ruining baseball' thing

ciderpress, Thursday, 17 March 2011 07:08 (ten years ago) link

"this guy is a fucking scumbag"

Compared to the sport owners the guy is saint as far as I can tell.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 17 March 2011 12:12 (ten years ago) link

That said his Super Series is a really depressing idea.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 17 March 2011 12:13 (ten years ago) link

I'm guessing that went nowhere

Fuck bein' hard, Dr Morbz is complicated (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 17 March 2011 13:48 (ten years ago) link

Which is weird cuz I could totally see Selig being all over that.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 17 March 2011 14:42 (ten years ago) link

four years pass...

just used the phrase "the opiate of player control" re: kris bryant and the cubs

mookieproof, Thursday, 26 March 2015 21:14 (six years ago) link

"ersatz baseball"

mookieproof, Monday, 30 March 2015 19:28 (six years ago) link

credit: ben lindbergh's twitter

are... are you saying you fucked a gazelle? (slothroprhymes), Monday, 30 March 2015 19:49 (six years ago) link

I have some editorial complaints about these MLBPA tweets

Today is a bad day for baseball. We all know that if @KrisBryant_23 were a combination of the greatest Players to play our great game,(1/3)

and perhaps he will be before it's all said and done, the @Cubs still would have made the decision they made today. (2/3)

This decision, and other similar decisions made by clubs will be addressed in litigation, bargaining or both. (End)

polyphonic, Monday, 30 March 2015 20:43 (six years ago) link

everyone is just posturing about this, but that's especially egregious from the players association, which has consistently bargained away anything that would help minor leaguers/rookies (because those ppl aren't in the union and have no power)

mookieproof, Monday, 30 March 2015 20:56 (six years ago) link

four weeks pass...

The basic truth is this: Scott Boras walked into a bunch of GMs’ offices in the winter of 2000, he threw down a sheet of paper that said exactly what Alex Rodriguez was going to do over the next 10 years, and he was almost exactly right!

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Monday, 27 April 2015 17:12 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

Scott Boras just referred to Jake Arrieta as a “big squirrel with a lot of nuts in his trees.” Don’t ask why.

— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 15, 2017

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:05 (three years ago) link

Scott Boras: “This isn’t the Windy City. This is the economic hurricane in Chicago of what the Cubs have done."

— Patrick Mooney (@MooneyNBCS) November 15, 2017

na (NA), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 20:04 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

is this moustakas deal the biggest L of boras' career y/n


mookieproof, Friday, 9 March 2018 15:16 (three years ago) link

Scott Boras says Jake Arrieta “puts the cream in the coffee” for the Phillies. I think that means the Phillies are ready to win, but I don’t speak Borasese.

— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) March 13, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 14:04 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

Scott Boras: ‘If this were major league Christmas, we’d be looking at 30 stockings that wanted a lump of Cole.’

— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) November 13, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 21:34 (one year ago) link

Scott Boras on Nicholas Castellanos: “Ol’ St. Nick delivers once a year. Young St. Nick delivers all season.”

— Vinnie Duber (@VinnieDuber) November 13, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 21:48 (one year ago) link

Scott Boras on Yasmani Grandal: "Some team's gonna find themselves having a very Yasmerry Christmas this year. It'll be a Grand 'al time"

frogbs, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 21:53 (one year ago) link

Scott Boras on Travis d’Arnaud: "One lucky team is going to be decorating their tree with many fine d'Arnaments"

frogbs, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 21:54 (one year ago) link

Scott Boras on Odrisamer Despaigne: "If I were you I'd open up a fine bottle of

eh fuck it

frogbs, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 21:56 (one year ago) link

couldn't be taking a pay cut to move into color analyst

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 22:40 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Scott Boras on the CF free agent market and Bradley’s place in it: ‘JBJ is kind of the PBJ of the market. He’s sweet, smooth, and spreads (defense, presumably?) all over.’

— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) December 15, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 22:41 (nine months ago) link

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