Re: Joe Poz: The New Paradigm
Interesting question posed on whether baseball should be focused on being a persistent/gate business or a big event/television business. Obviously the two aren't exclusive, but the true must-see ratings bonanza would have been a Yankees-Phillies trilogy from 2009-2011. Yeah, lots of people would complain, but those same people would also watch because they wouldn't dare miss the next legendary clash between two titans.
Anyway, I think for the Reds, baseball is more of a persistent/gate business. The team needs to be consistently good, not sometimes great/lucky. Hopefully the Reds get a run like the A's and Twins did. And hopefully the Reds do better in the playoff crapshoot than those organizations.
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