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Great scheduling, MLB!!!

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Tomorrow is Labor Day, a traditional Monday holiday that most of America takes off.  Seemingly, exactly the sort of day baseball would want to promote and put up a full slate of games on, maybe have ESPN do a full day of broadcasts, with attendance being higher than it would be on the average Monday due to the holiday. 

Right?

Nope.  Only 22 teams are playing, with 8 teams getting the day off.

This is a step backwards from last year, when 28 teams played and 2 got the day off, and 2006, when every team played.

This is classic Bud Selig tin eared marketing, part of an organization that thinks that the best way to increase interest in the sport is to maintain ridiculous blackout rules but make the All Star Game determine who gets home field advantage in the World Series.

Hey, Bud:

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Boooooooooo!!!!!!!!