The good news: the World Series drew, by modern standards, an avalanche of viewers. While more people watched the last really really great Game 7 that I saw (1991, Twins vs. Braves), more people watched TV back then. It was an irresistable draw; two “cursed” teams meeting, and having one of the more enjoyable World Series I can remember.
And no Yankees.
Downside: in a culture where short-attention-span games are replacing sports in the public consciousness, it goes without saying that a lot of people who really don’t get baseball were really watching it for the first time.
Which leads to…culture shock.
This photo caused a tempest in the teapot of vacuity that is Twitter:
The sign says “K K K” – which you know, if you grew up keeping baseball scorecards, means three strikeouts.
Bring on the tempest:
Among many others.
And people wonder why we have a choice between a racketeer and a blowhard for President this year.