Have you heard that ratings for the All-Star Game aren't very good? Well prepare yourself, because you're about to get crushed with articles and tweets later this week. While ratings for the All-Star Game have continued to drop, the Home Run Derby has seen mixed numbers in recent years. With a solid crop of young, dynamic hitters, is this the year the undercard tops the main event?
All-Star Game TV Ratings
Home Run Derby TV Ratings
Let's combine the two graphs for the past 10 years. Is this the year the two lines cross? I'll say no, but just barely. Predictions: 7.4 for the All-Star Game and 6.7 for the Home Run Derby.
The chart below has been updated to reflect 2017 numbers.
All-Star Game vs. Home Run Derby
Baseball is here! And more importantly, that means the over/under game is back. It seems as though everyone is an expert this time of year. Somehow we convince ourselves that we are better at predicting baseball outcomes than everyone else. Well, AFITB is putting that to the test for the third year in a row. Think you know more about baseball than us? You probably do. But go ahead and prove it anyway.
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Can the playoffs get even better? Yes, if you play this game with us.
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