Episode 16: Major League Millennials

For this revealing episode Grandstand is joined by Ryan from Pads Pod to talk about the rise of Major League Soccer (MLS) in America contrasted with Major League Baseball’s (MLB) current existential identity crisis. MLB is financially sound, but it has been laboring to stay culturally relevant and it no longer holds a captive audience as it once gloriously did. What will the American sports landscape look like in 20 years when the millennial generation takes over as both players and as content producers of the spectating spectacle? Numbers indicate that soccer is one of the games of choice of the millennial generation, but will this translate into serious fandom? Will it be enough to propel soccer to mainstream sport status and knock baseball out of the Big-4 Sports Pantheon in the U.S.?  Will baseball’s stolid attitude towards change hold it back from keeping pace with the beautiful game? Join in and be enlightened by this delectable conversation about what the future of mainstream sports might look like with millennials at the helm. 

 MLB vs MLS

MLB vs MLS