When Maury Brown wrote his piece earier this week saying Rays fans don’t deserve the team, two of his biggest criticisms were that nobody was watching on television (even though he didn’t know where Rays ranked in Major League Baseball in local TV ratings) and that nobody was jumping on the bandwagon during the exciting end-of-the-season run.
Well, a report in The Dallas Morning News suggests otherwise. While the exact ratings aren’t given, Barry Horn reports that the Rays drew a higher local TV rating during the series than the Rangers.
Of the eight hometown markets involved in the AL Division Series and NLDS, D-FW ranked seventh through the four games it took the Rangers to eliminate the Rays. Only Phoenix’s interest in the Arizona Diamondbacks kept the Rangers from the basement.
So we should expect a story from Brown criticizing Rangers and Diamondbacks fans in 3…2…1…GO!
*looks at watch puzzled*