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Chris said on October 19th, 2008 at 7:31 am

Rays are a good story, so its unfortunate fans aren’t tuning in to see them play. Do you think Angels vs. Dodgers would have had the same draw as White Sox vs. Cubs?

Russell Scibetti said on October 19th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

I don’t think it would have. In general, when a series pits two teams in the same market, the national appeal drops (even the Mets/Yankees series ratings weren’t as high as MLB expected if I remember correctly). An All-Chicago series would be better than an All-L.A. series simply because the Cubs have a more national fan base than either L.A. team.