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TV execs want Cubs, Red Sox for ratings

September 30, 2008 | 11:18 am

Boston Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon departs Fenway Park in Boston on Sept. 29, 2008 for the trip to Los Angeles for the baseball playoffs.

Ask any baseball fan who knows even a little about the TV business which teams Fox would prefer to see in the World Series and the obvious answer is Cubs, Red Sox.

Nothing personal against the other teams, including the big-market Dodgers and Angels, but the Cubs and Red Sox would draw close to historic numbers.

OK. We all get it. But it's not all that often you hear TV execs admitting it.

If a close call goes against your favorite team, the conspiracy theories are sure to follow.

David Stern no doubt is glad to be sitting this one out.

-- Randy Harvey

Photo: Boston Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon departs Fenway Park in Boston on Sept. 29, 2008 for the trip to Southern California for the baseball playoffs. Credit: Charles Krupa/Associated Press Photo

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