Hurricane Sandy: World Series Killer
Hurricane Sandy: responsible for power outages, property damages, stock exchange postponement and World Series flops…? As a few of you may know, this year’s World Series between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants commenced with a four game sweep by the Giants– becoming the 22nd sweep in the history of the coveted series. Why I say “a few of you” points to the fact that this year’s World Series was the lowest rated/watched series in recent times with only 12.7 million viewers. The sheer promptness of the series as well as an east coast scampering up until the end of game four to prepare for the storm of the century brought these low viewer numbers. Baseball is America’s past time, but are we beginning on a path that will estrange baseball to a thing of the past? Time will only tell, and let’s hope (for baseball’s sake) that every year won’t contain 40 foot swells and gale force winds.
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