Originally written on Cardinals Diaspora  |  Last updated 12/4/12
So all those billion dollar TV deals you’ve been hearing about in baseball the past year? Like with the Dodgers, Yankees and Angels?  Well the Cardinals don’t have one of those. Worse, the Cardinals just re-upped a couple of seasons ago with Fox Sports Midwest right before the TV rights deals started exploding and are now in the midst of a long term deal that will take them right to the precipice of this decade. Uh-oh. Uncle Bill and his increasingly pushed to the forefront son (The Third) aren’t happy when they’re not making money. And right now, they know they left probably 8-15 million dollars per year on the table by negotiating a deal when they did. Part of it was bad timing. Part of it was lack of foresight that I don’t know if the aforementioned teams had. All of it means the Cardinals are going to make that perceived deficit up. OHAI, you see where the Cardinals are raising every single ticket in the ballpark for 2013? You see where Bill DeWitt I...
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