Like clockwork at the start of the season, you hear about the dwindling number of actual players (previously discussed here) despite the new faces on the scene. However, you don't hear much about the ticket buyers and you hear even less about television viewership; an equally important metric in terms of the league's finances. So while it was not a tidal wave of a story, it's one that is worth discussing, especially as the game's popularity continues to be eroded.
This post was actually written as an article for the New York Beacon as part of the paper's Yankees coverage. However, since you have likely not read it (HA!), here it is for the masses. Of course, others at larger outlets have shared their thoughts as well (here and here), but you may find a far different point of view HERE.
Note: Some may have found the idea that there was such a joke a bit distasteful, as comments on TPG alluded to. I'll leave that to you, but is there not something to its premise? Let's talk.
By Jason Clinkscales