Will You Watch The World Series Without The New York Yankees?
The October classic is upon us but it appears to be lacking some star power. Not to knock the San Francisco Giants who are on the cusp of a highly unlikely World Series birth, but let’s be honest here—how many Giants do casual fans know the names of? On the other side, you have the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers battling to see who will earn a ticket to the big dance.
But if you’ve been paying attention, the Yankees are very close to being eliminated by Cliff Lee and the Texas Rangers. CC Sabathia saved the Yankees season on Wednesday night, but with the Rangers up three games to two, one has to wonder what it will be like seeing a Yankee-less baseball classic.
When the Yankees play, ratings do exceptionally well. Last year’s game 6 had 22.3 million viewers, which counts as the most viewers watching a single World Series game since 2004 when the Boston Red Sox won their first championship in 86 years.
For the business of baseball, the Yankees have to make it to the world series. But for many die hard baseball fans, they would rather do without seeing the pinstripes chase their 28th championship.
Which side are you on?