I have no deep thoughts about this, I just find it so confounding relative to summer expectations that it deserves to be noted. If you had asked me in July, when it seemed like we’d have no sports at all this year, whether Americans would be eager to watch if they returned, I would have said, “Hell, yes. We need an escape, a diversion from the daily misery of quarantine and mass death. What else is there to do at night anymore with bars, restaurants, and theaters closed except to watch sports?”
Sports returned. But the reality was the opposite — people paid hardly any attention at all. Why?
And don’t say “they’re tired of the politics!” I could buy that for the NFL and the NBA. But baseball?