Dear Esteemed Delegates,
Welcome to JJMUNC II. Hi, I’m Griffin Wallick. I am a junior, and I am the historian of our Model United Nations club. I play football, run track, and play piano. I like baseball because it’s a great sport, and it needs fixing to compete with high speed sports such as football and basketball. This is my third year in model UN. I’d like to go to college at Louisiana State. See you in November!
Chair, MLB Executive Meeting
Recently, many issues have been exploited in the play, operation, and fan participation of Major League Baseball. Topics that should be addressed during committee include, the drug testing policy, improved speed of game rules, rule differences in the American League versus the National League, the use of the replay system, a salary cap, guaranteed contracts, health concerns, possible expansion of the league, possible restructuring of the regular season and playoff system, the impact of network contracts, and ways to increase attendance. Attendance has been down over the last several years, and data has shown that the younger audience has begun to lack interest in the sport. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Nielsen, a media research firm, indicated the average age of a viewer watching the 2013 World Series was 54.4 years old. Those under the age of eighteen, according to Bloomberg.com, represented just six percent of the World Series viewership. As a delegate of this committee, you will investigate viable solutions to the existing issues and complaints around Major League Baseball, in order to improve the organization and its shortcomings to encourage and further enhance the popularity of baseball in the near and long-term future.