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5 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Ratings for everything everywhere are far lower than in decades past because of entertainment choices.  Everyone has 300 channels, and nobody watches them because they also have the internet and Xbox and all their kids have activities six days a week.  Kids don't watch sports, and our increasingly older population only watches Fox News and the Weather Channel (source: Drungo's dad) and is asleep by 8:30 anyway.  On the east coast I don't think the Series starts until about 9:00; even if the O's were playing it would be a nightmare to watch and go to work for a couple weeks on four hours sleep.

And unfortunately, nationwide baseball ratings are highly dependent on whether the Yanks, Sox, or Dodgers are playing.  We have a front-running culture, to a large extent.  Part of the reason baseball won't take bigger steps to solve revenue disparities.

Yes, there's some amount of exaggeration in the post, but also a fair amount of truth.

It's true.  I'd rather watch a game on a nice couch and be able to change the channel or go do something else if the game gets out of hand.  I'd like to have my own food or go to a local joint and pay a fraction of the price I would at the stadium.  I'd like to not have to drive and deal with stadium traffic/parking.  

I'm not sure if it's entertainment choices, although I think that's part of it.  But the homefield advantage with big high def tvs are winning.  

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4 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

It's true.  I'd rather watch a game on a nice couch and be able to change the channel or go do something else if the game gets out of hand.  I'd like to have my own food or go to a local joint and pay a fraction of the price I would at the stadium.  I'd like to not have to drive and deal with stadium traffic/parking.  

I'm not sure if it's entertainment choices, although I think that's part of it.  But the homefield advantage with big high def tvs are winning.  

There is also something to be said for very short lines to my own restroom, and not miss too much of the game because of physical needs that can't be avoided. :)

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1 minute ago, Redskins Rick said:

There is also something to be said for very short lines to my own restroom, and not miss too much of the game because of physical needs that can't be avoided. :)

Yeah, there's just not many reasons to go to a game anymore.  

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11 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

Yeah, there's just not many reasons to go to a game anymore.  

Your right, and I for one, am guilty of that, heck, my TV watching of the team has diminished, I guess that makes me a fair weather fan.

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1 hour ago, Can_of_corn said:

Unlikely, population was only 83,776 in 2017.  Highly doubt one in eight is a Yankee fan.  Most probably aren't baseball fans at all.

I wonder who they will support now that the wall has built to keep them out of the country. 

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14 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Ratings for everything everywhere are far lower than in decades past because of entertainment choices.  Everyone has 300 channels, and nobody watches them because they also have the internet and Xbox and all their kids have activities six days a week.  Kids don't watch sports, and our increasingly older population only watches Fox News and the Weather Channel (source: Drungo's dad) and is asleep by 8:30 anyway.  On the east coast I don't think the Series starts until about 9:00; even if the O's were playing it would be a nightmare to watch and go to work for a couple weeks on four hours sleep.

And unfortunately, nationwide baseball ratings are highly dependent on whether the Yanks, Sox, or Dodgers are playing.  We have a front-running culture, to a large extent.  Part of the reason baseball won't take bigger steps to solve revenue disparities.

Yes, there's some amount of exaggeration in the post, but also a fair amount of truth.

And Hogan’s Heroes

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On 10/24/2019 at 1:51 PM, Moose Milligan said:

Yeah, there's just not many reasons to go to a game anymore.  

Couldn’t disagree more.    I love going to games in person.    There’s just something to being in a crowd of people when something exciting happens, hearing the crack of the bat, etc. that can’t be replicated watching on TV.

However, I vastly prefer watching football on TV to being there live.   
 

Basically, to each his own.    

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8 hours ago, Frobby said:

Couldn’t disagree more.    I love going to games in person.    There’s just something to being in a crowd of people when something exciting happens, hearing the crack of the bat, etc. that can’t be replicated watching on TV.

However, I vastly prefer watching football on TV to being there live.   
 

Basically, to each his own.    

If I lived within walking distance to a stadium or a short Uber ride, I'd be more inclined to go.  

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On 10/26/2019 at 6:44 PM, Moose Milligan said:

If I lived within walking distance to a stadium or a short Uber ride, I'd be more inclined to go.  

The only time in my life I lived walking distance from a stadium was college.  I did go to every Virginia Tech home football game in college, but that doesn't really count since I was in the band and had to go, although I would have anyway.  

But... I did go to 20 or 30 basketball games.  The whole rest of my life I've seen four college/pro basketball games in person.  I'd probably go to 15, 20 or more O's games a year if I lived really close.

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