Originally written October 27, 2012 on The Baseball Page:
"QUESTION" - "can you name me baseball's highest-ever, TV rated, World Series Game?" ( Answer at the bottom - don't look )....... Its not the first 2 Games of this year's World Series between the Giants and Tigers. This year's the worst ever - down 13% from last year which was "the worst." Predictably Fox, the Network carrying the games, attempted to put a positive spin on things by saying Game 1 ratings were good enough to win the night against rival networks. Fox said the big early-lead by the Giants sent viewers fleeing from the broadcast. They claimed at the start the game was actually out-rating last year's opening, but once the Giants pulled ahead 6-0, the numbers started "dwindling." Game one highlighted the Giants power with third baseman Pablo Sandoval slamming three home runs in three times at bat. That feat even triggered a Tweet from President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela praising his home grown boy joining the exc...
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