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You live in New York, right?

posted by Xeno-x on October 30, 2006 at 2:46 PM | link to this | reply

Why baseball struggles to attract fans in the TV medium
When is the last time the best team in baseball won the World Series?  Each of the past seven seasons there has been a mediocre team celebrating in November and it has to lead to the question "Why did we bother to watch siz months of baseball just to have an average team take the crown of World Champion?  Teams like the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Anaheim Angels and Florida Marlins were afterthoughts going into each of their Championship playoff runs.  The St. Louis Cardinals were one of the worst teams in the month of September and even the runners up Detriot Tigers were well below .500 for the final 1/3 of the season.  My point is, the Cinderella Story is great when it is a novelty.  Nobody wants to see the same pseudo-drama played out year after year after year, literally mocking the 162 games that lead up to the playoffs.  What baseball needs, really needs, is for the best teams to be playing for the Championship, not the Johnny-come-lately that finds itself hot for one week.  It is time for baseball to go back to two divisions in each league and rid itself of the wildcard and divisional series.  People are not watching those and the World Series has become a joke. 

Congratulations St. Louis Cardinals.  Way to  perpetuate the futility of the playoffs of what was once the most important tournaments in the world.

posted by The_TAO_of_Drew on October 28, 2006 at 8:20 AM | link to this | reply

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