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02-26-2013, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by scotchex View Post
You can't understand MLB's TV situation if you ignore the local cable deals. Just looking at the national broadcasts is an apples and oranges comparison.

Didn't the Dodgers just sign a $7B/25 year local cable deal in LA? I think the Lakers only got $3B for 20 years. Amazing that the Dodgers, who haven't won a pennant in 25 years, get almost 2x as much local revenue as the perennial NBA superpower Lakers.
Exactly. The NBA is all about people following the league and the star players, but not watching their own team because well over 75% of teams are absolute garbage and will never win a thing.

Baseball is as strong as ever. Sure, people don't watch the playoffs. Can you blame them? They've been watching baseball daily for 6 months, it's easy to be burned out by the time your team is out.

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