Why is this important?
Because to put it simply…
We love the game of baseball and we care about it.
Like you do. we want to grow the game of baseball.
MLB has been seeing a continuing trend of record lows in attendance, TV viewership and fan interest over the past 10 years or more. A trend that must be reversed if baseball is to stay relevant in this country.
Longtime fans are dissatisfied with the new style and the new and younger fans are not interested in baseball. Instead, they are attracted to other sports and activities that provide a higher level of action and entertainment. The younger generation is not engaged with the game sufficiently.
The average age of a TV viewer of MLB is 57 years old, which is 15 years older than other major sports, and as they age out, and move on we will need the current younger generation to become the fans, or customers that support MLB.
We aim to Save the Game™ for the youth and grow the game to make sure the game is healthy and alive for decades to come.
MLB has changed the fundamentals of the game to a power and home run first approach which we believe has significantly reduced the amount of action between home runs and reduced the entertainment levels of the game.
MLB Has Changed The Fundamentals of the Game
MLB’s Power-Lift swing approach to baseball provides very little entertainment in between the sudden 30 second home run event. Baseball’s entertainment always came from the continuous action that contact hitting and rallies provided. This is where the entertainment comes from as the fans cheer for 10-15 minutes during a rally of the ball being put in play. The ballet of baseball begins when the ball is hit.
WILL BASEBALL BE IRRELEVANT IN 15 YEARS?
Today’s younger generation has different habits, shorter attention spans, expects to be entertained quickly and has multiple options for fast paced sports and other activities. MLB today is not drawing the younger generation. It is this demographic that MLB will count on to support their business in 15 years. Will they be there?
THE YOUTH OF AMERICA ARE NOT INTERESTED IN BASEBALL
MLB is not engaged with our youth and hasn’t been able to develop a relationship with the current younger generation who are simply not engaged with Baseball. The Gen Z ( 0-24 yrs ) was brought up on entertainment that provides continuous action and MLB’s style is not appealing to this generation. MLB’s business simply cannot afford to lose an entire generation.
MLB’s COMPETITON IS …. ACTION
Every night MLB is in competition for viewers, yet people today have so many other entertainment venues to choose from that are more exciting than baseball. When looking for continuous action, viewers can choose from the NFL, NBA, MMA, UFC, Premier Soccer, X Games, Netflix, Amazon, Virtual Reality and a host of exciting Video Console Games…………. MLB is boring to the youth of America.
MLB KNOWS IT HAS A PROBLEM….. BUT
MLB knows it has a problem with attendance and viewership and an apathy within the Younger Generation, but the changes they are making only shorten the game. It doesn’t address the lack of action or entertainment needed during the game. Shortening a boring 3 ½ hour game to a 3 hour boring game will NOT draw new customers.
oh, we have plenty of that…
There has been a 26.1% DeclinE IN Youth Participation in Baseball Ages
6-12 Since 2008
Decline in World Series Average Total Viewers
MLB Strikeouts Since 2012
“The single biggest predictor of avidity for adults in sports is whether you played the game as a kid.”
– Robert Manfred
What is our
Change The Way The Game Is Played
Schedule a meeting between ex MLB Players and MLB Executives/Owners to discuss how to grow the game specifically by incorporating more contact hitting to increase the overall pace and entertainment level of the game.
Target & Encourage Youth
Provide parents and coaches at the ground level the proper tools to teach kids how to hit so they continue playing the game, as well as create better opportunities for kids to be involved with and excited about the game, thereby creating the Fan of the Future.
Repair The Relationship Between MLB and the fans
Create advisory boards, comprised of ex-players and fans to bring new and current ideas and concerns to the MLB to help give a voice to the fan and improve the Fan/League relationship. And to give MLB a chance to understand what their customer wants to see in their product as habits and trends shift.
Organize more meaningful Stadium Events
Work with MLB to create more meaningful and economical stadium events for fans at the ballpark that would create a more positive and lasting experience for the fan.
JOIN the movement
Together, We Can Save The Game!
Our goal is to collect 1,000,000 signatures and give the american baseball fan a voice to MLB. We will need each other to get this done. Share the message and the link to everyone you know across social media to reach our goal.
Sign the petition over at change.org and together, we can all help change the game of baseball forever.Sign the Petition Now!
Read about the latest press coverage ourmovement is getting across alldifferent mediums
Billy Blitzer, Hall of Fame Scout for the Chicago Cubs Joins Save the Game Advisory Board
Save the Game featured in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Read the full articleView Billy Blitzer, Hall of Fame Scout for the Chicago Cubs Joins Save the Game Advisory BoardREAD ARTICLE ›› View Billy Blitzer, Hall of Fame Scout for the Chicago Cubs Joins Save the Game Advisory Board
Save The Game Featured in The New York Daily News
Ex-Congressman Peter King steps up to the plate for a swing at reviving America’s pastime. Save the Game was featured on page 2 of The New York Daily News printed edition! Read Full ArticleView Save The Game Featured in The New York Daily NewsREAD ARTICLE ›› View Save The Game Featured in The New York Daily News
Save The Game Featured on Last Word on Sports
The grassroots movement SAVE THE GAME announced their advisory board on June 1st. SAVE THE GAME seeks to align with Major League baseball to encourage youth participation in baseball and “Grow the Game.” Established less than a year ago, the movement added to its’ ››View Save The Game Featured on Last Word on SportsREAD ARTICLE ›› View Save The Game Featured on Last Word on Sports
Congressman Peter King Named to Save The Game™ Advisory Board
New York, June 1, 2022— Peter T. King, the former New York Congressman who represented the South Shore Long Island district for almost 30 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, has been named to the advisory board of Save the Game™ www.savethegameus.com, the grass roots effort ››View Congressman Peter King Named to Save The Game™ Advisory BoardREAD ARTICLE ›› View Congressman Peter King Named to Save The Game™ Advisory Board
Save the Game Seeks to Make Baseball Entertaining for Generations of Fans
Save the Game featured on PJ Media. Whether you’re a Major League Baseball nut or a college or high school baseball fan, or if you have kids who play baseball or softball, you know that baseball and softball are worth saving. And Save the ››View Save the Game Seeks to Make Baseball Entertaining for Generations of FansREAD ARTICLE ›› View Save the Game Seeks to Make Baseball Entertaining for Generations of Fans
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Kevin Gallagher Discusses Save The Game on Q 104.3 New York Radio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWw9KpPle1wView Kevin Gallagher Discusses Save The Game on Q 104.3 New York RadioREAD ARTICLE ›› View Kevin Gallagher Discusses Save The Game on Q 104.3 New York Radio
Save The Game Featured in Sportico
The Save the Game project's hopes and goals are simple: to revive baseball by bringing back the livelier pace of bygone years. Read the full article hereView Save The Game Featured in SporticoREAD ARTICLE ›› View Save The Game Featured in Sportico
Kevin Gallagher Featured on Tech of Sports Podcast
Kevin Gallagher joins Rick this week to talk his new book and “saving baseball.” Read the full articleView Kevin Gallagher Featured on Tech of Sports PodcastREAD ARTICLE ›› View Kevin Gallagher Featured on Tech of Sports Podcast
Save The Game Featured on Rose Bud Channel's Kinda Cool Series
A new campaign called, “Save The Game,” is trying to prevent the game of baseball from going extinct due an increasingly slower-paced game. The movement’s co-founders, Kevin Gallagher, Pat Geoghegan, and former MLB player, Jeff Frye, have started a petition to call Major League ››View Save The Game Featured on Rose Bud Channel's Kinda Cool SeriesREAD ARTICLE ›› View Save The Game Featured on Rose Bud Channel's Kinda Cool Series
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Jeff Frye Interview with Bart Busterna on WLAD Radio
Jeff Frye sits down with Bart Busterna from WLAD radio to talk about Save the Game.View Jeff Frye Interview with Bart Busterna on WLAD RadioREAD ARTICLE ›› View Jeff Frye Interview with Bart Busterna on WLAD Radio
How can baseball be saved? Former Sox infielder Frye pushing more excitement, fewer 'nerds'
Feb. 27—Baseball has a big problem. There's the lockout, yes, but baseball's troubles go much deeper. Though revenues remain strong the game isn't the dominant cultural force it once was, and lately baseball has struggled to attract a new generation of fans. Read the ››View How can baseball be saved? Former Sox infielder Frye pushing more excitement, fewer 'nerds'READ ARTICLE ›› View How can baseball be saved? Former Sox infielder Frye pushing more excitement, fewer 'nerds'
Bock's Score: Saving Baseball - NY Sports Day
Now that we’re done with that tribute to American excess called the Super Bowl, we can turn our attention to a more pressing issue – Saving Baseball. That is the mission of Kevin Gallagher, a Florida author, who is launching a national digital and ››View Bock's Score: Saving Baseball - NY Sports DayREAD ARTICLE ›› View Bock's Score: Saving Baseball - NY Sports Day
Save The Game on BronxNet with Bobby CView Save The Game on BronxNet with Bobby CREAD ARTICLE ›› View Save The Game on BronxNet with Bobby C
Kevin Gallagher and Pat Geoghegan's Plan to Save the Game of Baseball | One on One
There is no question that baseball is no longer the "America's Game" that it once was. Attendance numbers are down, less young athletes are playing the sport and interest is declining each year. Two former ballplayers with a devout passion for the game, Kevin ››View Kevin Gallagher and Pat Geoghegan's Plan to Save the Game of Baseball | One on OneREAD ARTICLE ›› View Kevin Gallagher and Pat Geoghegan's Plan to Save the Game of Baseball | One on One
Jeff Frye & Kevin Gallaghey on Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan
Youth and high school baseball and softball are just a few weeks away. If you coach at any of those levels, and you've spent any time on online looking for coaching tips, you know just how toxic social media can be these days, especially ››View Jeff Frye & Kevin Gallaghey on Jersey Magazine with Jim MonaghanREAD ARTICLE ›› View Jeff Frye & Kevin Gallaghey on Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan
Save The Game Featured in USA Today
What MLB and the players union aren’t talking about during their heated labor talks is the game itself, and how to fix it. Whenever they reach a new collective bargaining agreement, the pay structures for young players may be vastly different, with mechanisms to ››View Save The Game Featured in USA TodayREAD ARTICLE ›› View Save The Game Featured in USA Today
Putting New Life In ‘The Old Ball Game’
Save The Game featured in WAG Magazine out in Westchester, New York.View Putting New Life In ‘The Old Ball Game’READ ARTICLE ›› View Putting New Life In ‘The Old Ball Game’
Save the Game on FiredUP Network
Ryan Paton is joined in conversation with former Major League Baseball player Jeff Frye, author Kevin Gallagher and Pat Geoghegan as they are spearheading a movement to save Major League Baseball called "Save the Game." Getting baseball back to its grass roots and the ››View Save the Game on FiredUP NetworkREAD ARTICLE ›› View Save the Game on FiredUP Network
Sports Byline USA - Syndicated Radio
Host: Darren PeckGuest: Kevin GallagherView Sports Byline USA - Syndicated RadioREAD ARTICLE ›› View Sports Byline USA - Syndicated Radio
Save The Game Featured on BallNine
Can Major League Baseball be saved from itself, from the greed of owners and players, the lack of action and strategy – in what used to be a game filled with action and strategy – and from the lack of interaction between ballplayer and ››View Save The Game Featured on BallNineREAD ARTICLE ›› View Save The Game Featured on BallNine