Monday, October 28, 2019

Newsletter Excerpt, October 28, 2019 -- "The Joyless Series"

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"TV ratings are only part of a story, of course, but they do hang a number on what I’ve been sensing watching this Series. There’s no joy. There’s no energy. With the road team winning every single game, there have been precious few moments in which it seemed like you were watching an exciting sporting event. There have been no walkoff wins, obviously, and no ninth-inning moments with the crowd on its feet, clapping in unison, cheering for that last out and a home-team victory."