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Posted By Alex Belth On October 2, 2013 @ 7:46 am In 1: Featured,Games We Play,Sports Media,Yankees | Comments Disabled

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I’m quoted a few times in Richard Sandomir’s article about the YES network’s declining ratings this seaso [2]n:

As a corporate progeny of the team, YES needs spectacular, star-driven winning as its business rationale. Fans have come to expect the same.

This season might have stripped YES’s Yankees viewership to its core viewers, without casual and fair-weather fans.

“It’s like the N.B.A. after Michael Jordan,” said Alex Belth, the founder of the Bronx Banter blog. He added: “There is an apathy that takes place when a team is so successful for so long. And this coincides with the end of the Jeter-Rivera era.”

Not to rub it in or nothing but it sure was nice to see ol’ Russell Martin hit two homers last night wasn’t it?

[Photo Via: The Redhead Riter [3]]


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[2] Richard Sandomir’s article about the YES network’s declining ratings this seaso: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/02/sports/baseball/a-season-of-goodbyes-by-yes-viewers.html?ref=baseball

[3] The Redhead Riter: http://www.theredheadriter.com/2012/08/are-you-a-universal-remote-control/

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