MLB General

National Pastime’s Future Remains On Shaky Ground

By Diane M. Grassi

As we celebrate America’s birthday this week, it is perhaps a good time to revisit how America’s “national pastime” is doing.

While the term “national pastime” will always historically be associated with baseball, it has arguably lost a lot of its luster in terms of youth participation, general fan interest and attendance at baseball’s Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums.