When will humans finally blot out the sun: 1945 Baseball Digest article talks about retractable domes

I’m not usually one to congratulate people on correct predictions–predictions are so stupid!!–but this is awesome.  Some dude from Baseball Digest in 1945 wrote a piece about whether or not Major League Baseball would be able to get around the weather and dang if he wasn’t pretty accurate in his assessment.

OK, maybe the canvas thing was a little weird, but his theory proved true eventually.

What in 20 years will be the retractable dome in our time?  I like to think  Questec or a more sophisticated standardized balls-and-strikes technology will be used in place of an umpire’s calls, but th0se who run baseball are too reactionary for that kind of change. The phrase “human element” will never not be brought up in discussion.  Maybe that’s 50 years down the line.  When I’m Commissioner.

Maybe a more realistic goal in 20 years is a balanced league.  I’d hate to see more expansion, but a team in Utah, Las Vegas or Portland would even out the league and there could be a legitimate realignment where Texas isn’t in the West.

Imagine 20 years from now, when steroids will become mandatory and Bud Selig’s cyborg replicant demands the integration of robots into the game …

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One response to “When will humans finally blot out the sun: 1945 Baseball Digest article talks about retractable domes

  1. Very interesting article…I agree about the next most likely innovation pertaining to umpires. After Bud, I’d expect to see more movement on that.

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