On the eve of the World Series, the baseball season was disenchanted with the players and fans who showed up.
“It’s just so demoralizing,” said one pitcher, who wished he had stayed home.
But as the season wore on, the numbers began to change.
Fans began to show up to games, and teams began to win.
With the season now over, what will the baseball fan say about the baseball world?
It seems like we have more time to lose, says David Fialkov, who spent two years as an MLB analyst before leaving to become the chief digital strategist at ESPN.
But is that really true?
I’ve watched the season in my life, but it’s not over, says Fialkov.
He says he will continue to tune in for a baseball game, and that the team will try to win games when they can.
And he expects there will be a baseball-watching frenzy in the months ahead.
But the baseball-loving world is going to have to wait a while.
As the season wears on, what is baseball going to be like in 2021?
A decade after the baseball gods of baseball, baseball is going back to its traditional place as the greatest game on earth, says Brian McPhee, the chief content officer at ESPN, which owns MLB Network.
But there are some things we can do to make baseball less boring, he says.
That’s a long time to wait.
I’ve never watched a game before, but I am going to watch it.
That means I’m going to think about it.
I’m just going to do it because it’s the only way to do baseball without being bored, says McPheese.
And it’s also not a bad way to get ready for the next year.
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