Anaheim Has Dubious Distinction of Hosting Baseball's Lowest Rated All-Star Game Ever
Tuesday night's game on Fox had a 7.5 household rating and an average of 12.1
million viewers, according to the the Nielsen Co. That's down 15.7 percent from the 8.9 overnight for the 2009 All-Star
Game, and well below the previous lowest-ever 8.1 in 2005.
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Some have commented this year's game, which the National League won, 3-1, was a snooze fest. Others have called the first NL win since 1996 exciting. Boring or not, it gives the league without a designated hitter rule home field advantage at this year's World Series.
Can you imagine if the Angels make it to the World Series, barely lose 4 games to 3 and thus have the All-Star Game they hosted to blame for not locking up home-field advantage?
That would leave a Rally Monkey-sized lump in many fans' throats.
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|Brian McCann rides in the Disneyland parade before Tuesday's All-Star Game, which would end with the Atlanta Braves' catcher being named MVP. See the slideshow here.|