August 30th, 2002. Mark the date on your calendars. It is the date that will be forever remembered as the day professional baseball finally died. I, for one, am happy that the "sport" is going away. I used to love the MLB as a kid, and from that time until now, all they have done is break the hearts of myself and others. It is like a bad relationship that you cannot break yourself from, but like those, all good and bad things come to an end. Sure, baseball will return, but will the people?? Some will, but I think most won't. As of now, the Wings draw more fans per game then the Phillies, or at least it is close. My point is this: The time is now for the NLL to move into the spotlight. Baseball is a slow sport, and while it is a great game, it is truly outdated. Life moves so fast now, and these days, people like everything fast...food, money, cars...and sports. Lacrosse, similiar to hockey and basketball, is a fast moving sport. I believe with the right marketing and publicity, it could take off. How they do it, I don't know. But right now is the perfect time to take that shot. The first time I went to a Wings game, I thought I would hate it. Instead, I liked it. And the next time I went, I loved it. If they can just figure out a way to get folks to try it once, they will come back. The time is now, folks, the time is now. Time to kick that steroid abused, greedy, slow fraud of a game while it's down, and take a spot among the major sports.