World Series ratings should send message about support of towns

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Valley News - Opinion
Major League Baseball executives and other decision-making personnel will need to conduct an honest assessment of why the television ratings for this year’s World Series were the lowest in history. The cause may have been the transition of baseball from a break from civic matters to a forum for political advocacy. The cause could be that the designated hitter in both major leagues this year eliminated an advantage Major League Baseball has over high school baseball. The expansion of the playoffs may have caused many fans whose teams were eliminated before the World Series to spend extra time watching those earlier-round games and make up for that additional attention by not watching the World Series, and perhaps the closure of restaurants and bars where many fans watch baseball contribut
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