There's a 30% chance of rain showers tonight in St. Louis, and the temperature will be in the mid-40s and dropping throughout the evening. Great time to play World Series baseball!
If it were up to me, I'd keep the 162 game schedule, but expand active rosters from 25 to 28 so teams could load up on relievers and extra starters and utility men, and then I'd compress the schedule, play more double-headers, and finish by mid-September. That way you could get the post-season started earlier, and get done earlier. One of these days the World Series will be Minnesota (with its new outdoor stadium) vs. Philadelphia, and everyone will freeze, and games will get snowed out.
So, on a gloomy day (especially so in Milwaukee where all of the Brewers fans are still depressed) we need some sunshine and sand:
OK, so maybe the weather is just an excuse. So sue me.