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    Astros draw a 0.00 Nielsen rating for Sunday game

    http://deadspin.com/the-astros-drew-...ing-1372996857

    Also comes out they average less than 1000 viewers a game, or the equivalent of an out of market WNBA game.


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    Re: Astros draw a 0.00 Nielsen rating for Sunday game

    Ah...but they are making money. That's all that counts for the Astros. Darn this competitive team stuff and the fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Ah...but they are making money. That's all that counts for the Astros. Darn this competitive team stuff and the fans.
    They weren't going to be competitive this year no matter what they did. I know that everyone wants to point and laugh and say "bunch of idiots", but they are stockpiling cash and very, very good prospects. They are going to be very good in a few years when they get those prospects up and also have $150M to spend on a roster. That is their plan and so far, it looks like a pretty good one. They will need to execute the whole spending on the right free agents or acquiring the right guys via trade and then pay them, but the plan is in place and seems to be going perfectly as they designed it.

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    Re: Astros draw a 0.00 Nielsen rating for Sunday game

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    They weren't going to be competitive this year no matter what they did. I know that everyone wants to point and laugh and say "bunch of idiots", but they are stockpiling cash and very, very good prospects. They are going to be very good in a few years when they get those prospects up and also have $150M to spend on a roster. That is their plan and so far, it looks like a pretty good one. They will need to execute the whole spending on the right free agents or acquiring the right guys via trade and then pay them, but the plan is in place and seems to be going perfectly as they designed it.
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    The Astros are going to be a force in the AL West in a few years. They've got Luhnow running the show, the guy who rebuilt the Cardinals farm system.

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    Re: Astros draw a 0.00 Nielsen rating for Sunday game

    They have a thousand more Ks than walks, third straight season with 100 losses.

    Both hard to achieve

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    Re: Astros draw a 0.00 Nielsen rating for Sunday game

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    They have a thousand more Ks than walks, third straight season with 100 losses.

    Both hard to achieve
    They average > 6 more Ks than walks, per game? That seems impossible.

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    Re: Astros draw a 0.00 Nielsen rating for Sunday game

    There's got to be one Tribe fan living in Houston who watched the game.

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    Re: Astros draw a 0.00 Nielsen rating for Sunday game

    Luhnow should be canned by Selig himself.

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    Re: Astros draw a 0.00 Nielsen rating for Sunday game

    Quote Originally Posted by redssince75 View Post
    They average > 6 more Ks than walks, per game? That seems impossible.
    409 BB

    1468 K's

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    Re: Astros draw a 0.00 Nielsen rating for Sunday game

    I heard this on the radio here Monday morning after the game (or tuesday...that week was a blur). Beyond pitiful.

    But as I've said to numerous people...give the Astros 3-4 years. That's going to be a good club. They seem to be a club all about saving money...but they're more than willing to spend it too. Just waiting for the right time. That's one of the weird things about Houston too. If the team is good, they'll come out in droves and support the team. Mediocre and you can't FORCE them to pay attention. It's an entire city of bandwagon fans. Incredible.
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    Re: Astros draw a 0.00 Nielsen rating for Sunday game

    Tear it down and build it up, I understand.

    What the Astros are doing deserves relegation.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
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    Re: Astros draw a 0.00 Nielsen rating for Sunday game

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    I heard this on the radio here Monday morning after the game (or tuesday...that week was a blur). Beyond pitiful.

    But as I've said to numerous people...give the Astros 3-4 years. That's going to be a good club. They seem to be a club all about saving money...but they're more than willing to spend it too. Just waiting for the right time. That's one of the weird things about Houston too. If the team is good, they'll come out in droves and support the team. Mediocre and you can't FORCE them to pay attention. It's an entire city of bandwagon fans. Incredible.
    It's expensive to go to MLB games these days. There has got to be a compelling reason.
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    Re: Astros draw a 0.00 Nielsen rating for Sunday game

    I want to know, when or if the Astros do bounce back and are able to field a competitive team, just how many fans are they going to be able to win back? As the article says, they can't get anyone to pick up their TV network. They are so bad right now, and appear to be for the foreseeable future, how many fans can they get back on board?
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    Re: Astros draw a 0.00 Nielsen rating for Sunday game

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    It's expensive to go to MLB games these days. There has got to be a compelling reason.
    But the thread is about just WATCHING the ballgame. That's been a long theme in Houston too. Playoff caliber...tons of fans. Just out of playoff caliber...crickets. Bad club....dead crickets rapidly decomposing.
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    Re: Astros draw a 0.00 Nielsen rating for Sunday game

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    Luhnow should be canned by Selig himself.
    I don't understand the animosity directed at the Astros. It's not like they've been doing this for 10+ years. If they're still in this "phase" a few years from now, then they deserve the animosity. Right now? They're got a ways to go before I view them the same way I view the Marlins.

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