- The average age of a regular season baseball viewer is 57. (With the NBA, it's 40.)
- Games are 30 minutes longer than the average in the 1970's, causing many people to turn the TV off or leave the game early.
- 13.8 million viewers watched the 2014 World Series, 16% less that the last seven game Series in 2011, and 44% fewer than the seven game Series in 1997.
Sounds a bit like the church in America. Aging, declining in numbers, and denominations collapsing. Baseball has been known as "America's game." And Christianity has been known as "America's religion." You could argue against both of those today.