Sports commentary: Dilution delusion

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Don't be fooled, MLB is strong

By Mike Forster

  You hear a lot of talk about how sports have been diluted.

But, is such talk justified?

In honor of the impending Opening Day festivities, let's take a peek at our national pastime to see if there's any merit to such an accusation.

Baseball had its glory days during the middle part of the last century.  In fact, the 1950s are often pointed to as Baseball's Golden Age.

In 1950, there were 16 teams in the major leagues (eight in the American and eight in the National Leagues).

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