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Old 10-28-2005, 10:44 AM   #91
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How does a World Series with two teams from the 3rd and 4th largest markets have the lowest ratings ever?
On that same idea, how do the white sox manage to call themselves a small market team?
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How does a World Series with two teams from the 3rd and 4th largest markets have the lowest ratings ever?
Imagine if the Cards had beaten the Tralfazzes in the NLCS, 32 people would have tuned in to the World Series.
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:07 PM   #93
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Tell me about it. The Easten Seaboard Programing Network needs to pull their heads out of their asses and start covering more teams than the Yankees and Red Sox. (and they do give a healthy does of the Cub as well)
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Maybe the problem is that there are no actual, live White Sox fans in existence. The people you saw on TV were digital images. And I'm pretty sure WildHoneyAlways is a bot, not an actual person.
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The Sox have for too long been marginalized in Chicago.

I hope this turns things around for them.
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the cardinals would have gotten better ratings... they have a large national following and st. louis is first and foremost a baseball city.

houston's a football town and chicago's a cubs town.

plus neither team had any well known superstars... with the exception of maybe roger clemens, but he pitched 2 innings. does the casual baseball fan who watches maybe 5 to 10 games a year really know who lance berkman and paul konerko are? i think not.

thus the low ratings.
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the cardinals would have gotten better ratings... they have a large national following and st. louis is first and foremost a baseball city.

houston's a football town and chicago's a cubs town.

plus neither team had any well known superstars... with the exception of maybe roger clemens, but he pitched 2 innings. does the casual baseball fan who watches maybe 5 to 10 games a year really know who lance berkman and paul konerko are? i think not.

thus the low ratings.
and why do the casual baseball fans not know who konerko and berkman are? because they do't get any coverage, it's always yankees yankees yankees, red sox red sox red sox. the casual fan probably knows robinson cano more than they know paul konerko just because all 17 Yankees-Red Sox games were on ESPN this year and they get all the time on Sportscenter.
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A.There were 19 Sox/Yanks games this year not 17.

2.They were not all on ESPN, in fact I believe ESPN carried only 2 of the tilts.
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These games last too long. I mean, who the hell stayed up until 2:20 in the morning for that game?

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and why do the casual baseball fans not know who konerko and berkman are? because they do't get any coverage, it's always yankees yankees yankees, red sox red sox red sox. the casual fan probably knows robinson cano more than they know paul konerko just because all 17 Yankees-Red Sox games were on ESPN this year and they get all the time on Sportscenter.
well... this has always been the case, at least with the yankees. certain teams just become so big that they gain a national audience... the yankees, the packers, the cowboys, etc. etc.

the white sox are like the mets. sure, they have a decent fan base... but any way you slice it up they're still second class citizens in their own city. they'll never get the ratings the cubs or the yankees get. just the way it is... no matter what espn does.

and any fan who knows robinson cano knows paul konerko. by casual fan i'm talking about the people who watch the all star game, the world series, any sort of game 7 and maybe will throw on their local team only when they have nothing else to do. they had no interest in either team.
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A.There were 19 Sox/Yanks games this year not 17.

2.They were not all on ESPN, in fact I believe ESPN carried only 2 of the tilts.
just checked, they showed 9 of the head to head matchups

in total they showed:

Red Sox 21 games
Yankees 24 games
White Sox 8 games
Astros 4 games

I understand Red Sox and Yankees are big markets and generate interest so they should be on TV more, but Chicago and Houston are huge markets too, and maybe the reason they don't generate interest is because they are never on TV so people don't know who the hell they are.

I don't know, if I was baseball I'd kind of like to see my best baseball teams getting more airtime, especially when they are in big markets. I mean it can't be good for MLB that if the Yankees or Red Sox, and maybe the Cubs aren't invloved that nobody cares.
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Lead story on Sports Center last night was about the Yankees.
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well to be fair to espn... their schedueling is done before the season, and the astros and white sox weren't exactly at the top of most people's world series contender list.
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well to be fair to espn... their schedueling is done before the season, and the astros and white sox weren't exactly at the top of most people's world series contender list.
not true, this year they had "flexible scheduling."
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