Monday, October 20, 2008
This Is Not The MLB and Fox Celebrating
By Allen Bacon
Editor, The Daily Bosco
Out of all the wonderful and compelling World Series possibilities when the MLB playoffs started, I bet a lot of people were not going..."Boy, I would really like to see a Phillies - Devil Rays World Series".
Not taking anything away from the great accomplishments of the two teams...they are great teams with great stories but...We could have had an all Chicago series. We could have had an all Los Angeles series. We could have had Cubs-Red Sox. We could have had Dodgers-Red Sox. But no, we end up with Phillies- Devil Rays. That collective scream of pain you hear are the folks at Fox and the MLB. Outside of the greater St. Pete-Tampa and the city of Brotherly Love, not too many folks are going to be compelled to watch this when it gets underway on Wednesday night. It's going to be a ratings disaster of monumental proportions.
And before the playoffs fade from memory let me state for the record that putting the playoffs on TBS, a station a lot of us don't receive, is wrong. Another great move from the MLB front office. Like when they charge to listen to their games on mlb.com.