Somewhere Bud Selig is Smiling Big
Bud Selig must be smiling like a Cheshire cat right now. For the first time in MLB television history, 5 of the top 7 media markets have teams playing in the World Series.
With New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Boston taking part along with Cleveland (the 14th largest U.S. market), Phoenix (16) and Denver (18), the outlook is bright for television networks.
With this in mind, no wonder ESPN has been so stingy with the TBS name dropping this past week. Sure we know they’re pissed they didn’t get the rights and couldn’t get in on the all-star game, but they had no idea that they would be getting no slice of this possibly monumentally gigantic pie. That’s gotta burn them twice as much.
“This postseason, with the teams involved we have, is an absolute dream for a network.”
Turner Sports President David Levy told USA Today.
Damn right it is a dream…except for ESPN. The worst thing that can happen now for everyone not the WWL is that the Rockies play the Indians for the championship…and hell hasn’t frozen over yet so I think they’re pretty safe. Is it cold in here?
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