Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Also From The Examiner

Evan Weiner looks at the importance of a cable deal for the Nats.

He concludes:
The Nationals need a lot of cable TV money to be successful. Cable money, not fans, will determine just how successful the Nationals will be. A bad deal will doom the franchise, putting it into the same category as those that are somewhat competitive because they can develop players but ultimately fail because they can't afford to keep them.

He's right on that aspect. Until the last few years, the Yankees never drew more than 3MM fans. But still, they had revenue advantages because their cable deal was so lucrative. That's where the real money is.


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