1. This year’s World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers got off to a strong start from an overnight ratings perspective. According to SportsBusiness Journal, Game 1 on Fox drew a 10.2 rating as the Dodgers won 3-1. That figure is lower than last year’s 12.6 that the Indians and Cubs drew, but “was the best for a World Series opener since Phillies-Yankees in 2009.” Despite a cry that games have been

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1. A return to the World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers – their first Fall Classic appearance in 29 years – will likely “erase years of red ink.” According to the New York Post, the Dodgers “might be close to break even” thanks to the increased number of MLB Postseason home games. The team had an Opening Day payroll of $242.2 million – which increased to $265 million due to in-season trades. The Dodgers

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