Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Baseball Hits Skids

Looks like Bud Selig timed it right.  Take the taxpayer's money and run, before baseball collapses.

Fewer people are watching baseball now, than at any point in the last ten years. That, according to a Marist poll which surveyed fan interest in the game.

According to the poll, a mere 44 percent say they watch the game, while 56 percent said they do not. Those numbers represent the lowest viewership percentages for “America’s Pastime,” since 2009....

 That's not all.

...the problem gets worse when you consider that MLB has taken its biggest fan losses among younger viewers.

According to the poll, “Older Americans (51 percent of those age 45 or older) are more likely than younger Americans (37 percent of those under the age of 45) to say they are baseball fans.”...

Various friends of mine have tried to unload Brewers tickets on me over the years.  I took none.  Only one of the chilluns could be described as a "fan."

Oh, well.

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