Bob Klapisch, in Northjersey.com, has a story about how Scott Boras has suggested to Commissioner Bud Selig that one way to increase the ratings for the World Series would be to change it to a best of nine format and have the first two games played at a neutral warm-weather site.
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.
"There'd be interaction between players and management, the interaction between players and corporations would increase, the boundaries would be removed," Boras said. "The Super Bowl does that, although it's a terrible event."