- Hitters are obsessed with the long ball and at-bats take too long
- Players don't have the discipline not to get themselves into the celebrity-obsessed culture
- Hitters glare at pitchers if the baseball is "even a baseball card's width inside"
- There are few dominating pitchers and pitchers rarely finish what they start (i.e., managers rely too much on the bullpen)
- Catchers go out to the mound more than they should
- Stepping out of the batter's box frequently also adds to inning length
- There are not enough day games so parents can take kids and grandparents can take grandkids
- Designated hitter should expand to NL--"It ought to be uniform"
- Too much disunity between union and owners
He doesn't even mention steroids. Of course, we all find joy in baseball even though many elements have become corporatized. The baseball card joy link is especially evident to us right now, what with, for starters dayf's Blaster League, Night Owl's reveling in the free preview, White Sox Cards' ongoing happiness, and Oriole Cards O' the Day's compelling card narratives.
So the joy is there, but it's intriguing to hear the views of one of the great players of all time as he contemplates how much the game has changed.