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The 2OT: Should the NCAA extend the CWS to play a game on the 4th of July?

Baseball is America’s past time, after all

World Series Game 1: Houston Astros v Chicago White Sox Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

The Thought.

Sports have always been a universal activity in which individuals can put aside their differences, sit back and enjoy watching their favorite teams tackle the competition. Independence Day is very much the same way. It is a time to set aside our issues and celebrate our country’s history united as one. According to a poll done by NBC New York in 2016, almost 40 percent of Americans attended a sporting event on the Fourth of July. What sport do they choose to watch? Baseball.

Currently, only MLB teams play on Independence day. College baseball season comes to an end at the end of June. The reasons why make sense, but wouldn’t it be nice if the season dragged on just a few more days and we could play the College World Series on the fourth of July?

The Take.

Baseball is America’s pastime. The first official baseball game under modern rules was recorded in 1845. This was long before Independence Day was even declared a federal holiday (which happened in 1870). Nothing says “America” more than baseball, and there’s no better feeling than standing for the “Star Spangled Banner” at the baseball field and singing along to “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” I’m all about a good BBQ, but stadium hot dogs are my favorite. Following the game, both teams and their fans look up at the sky and admire the fireworks.

That period of time between the end of baseball and the start of football just drags on. I would do anything to shorten that period of time. By moving the CWS to go on through the first week of July, we could take a whole week off that dead period. It’s not much, but it’s enough to make the wait a little more bearable. I mean I start counting off the days until the start of college football the day after the brand new CWS champ is crowned.

What do you think?


Should the NCAA extend the CWS to play a game on the 4th of July?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Yes please
    (7 votes)
  • 65%
    Definitely not
    (13 votes)
20 votes total Vote Now