Column: MLB ignores grassroots with plan to whack minors

FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo, Debbie McCracken, left, and Ted Grimm, both of Millcreek Township, watch the Erie SeaWolves play the Trenton Thunder in the opening game of a Double-A baseball doubleheader in Erie, Pa. Major League Baseball is pushing a proposal to whack 42 teams _ and several entire leagues _ from its vast network of minor-league affiliates that bring the game to every corner of country. (Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP, File)

Baseball is already struggling to attract new fans — especially younger ones.