I’m going to dig down deep … deep … deep to find some sympathy for everyone as the result of this story in the L.A. Times and — er, no, can’t find any. Sorry.
Fans of the teams that make the LCS and World Series will watch and enjoy. The networks which bid on the TV rights deals and the advertisers which bought time likely did so with some knowledge of what kind of ratings to expect. The league has its money from Fox already and, if low ratings mean a cheaper TV package next time, well, that’s just how it works.