I think the first thing the Washington Expos need going for them is for people not to refer to them as the "Nats." Seriously?
The Braves are probably losing their footprint in North Carolina and Virginia after the death of the TBS empire. It's amazing to me that the club didn't understand what that was worth, or wasn't able to negotiate to keep it. Look at me. I'm an ancestral Braves fan. But these days I'm keeping up with my local club more because the Braves gave up the national telecast. Dumb Dumb Dumb.
But something hardly anyone seems to talk about is that even the Orioles had a TV footprint in North Carolina at least in the 90s. Some channel that preceded Fox Sports South carried all the Orioles games in Durham, and even Winston-Salem. I taped Ripken 2130 and 2131 on that channel. Forget the name of it.
All that said, it takes more the four-five seasons for things to change. Take Mississippi. You talk to older baseball fans, they're Cardinals fans because of old KMOX. Younger ones are Braves fans, but I think "younger" is my age or younger, that is, 35. There are even Texas Rangers fans there for reasons I don't understand.
Maybe in 20 years North Carolina will be overrun with "Nats" fans, in the same way there were so many Redskins fans before the Panthers came to Charlotte. Or maybe not.
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