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Baseball's problem isn't balance

David Schoenfield throws a high hard one at those who think MLB lacks competitive balance compared to other sports. This baseball season is wide open.

Updated: March 29, 2006, 1:35 PM ET
By David Schoenfield | Page 2

A year ago, ESPN.com ran a poll asking fans, "Which is a bigger problem for the future of Major League Baseball?" The voting options were "competitive balance" and "steroids."

The poll results:

50.1% Competitive balance 49.8% Steroids

The ignorance is not bliss.

It's making me cranky.

And don't get me started on the ranting and raging sports talk radio hosts, working themselves into hysterics about baseball's big market/small market/competitive balance problem ...

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