JCB4TV 321 Posted October 11, 2022 Share Posted October 11, 2022 10 hours ago, Big Rollo Smokes said: In '84, the Mets were contending for the NL East title along with the Cubs. And if they made the postseason, WOR-TV would have faced the same issue WGN-TV was staring at, and that WTBS did deal with in '82. So MLB did this to codify their broadcast partners (ABC and NBC). A straight money grab. NBC lost millions in ad revenue by how the 1983 LCS's were structured as WMAR aired local advertising, O&O WMAQ, at least O&O KNBC had Scully in their back pocket, and the signal of O&O WRC reaches Baltimore. In Philadelphia, viewers probably turned to Harry Kalas and stayed away from KYW. Had WGN been able to televise the 1984 NLCS, viewers would have probably tuned to Harry Caray over Don Drysdale. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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