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07:15 AM ET 07.17 | This season would be a bad one to question baseball fans' passions in Motown. Fox Sports Detroit, the cable home of the Detroit Tigers, has the highest per-game television ratings of any Major League Baseball market. The network said game broadcasts have averaged a 9.13 rating so far. The rating was 10% higher than the second-most-watched regional network: the St. Louis Cardinals on Fox Sports Midwest. "Because of the team's popularity among viewers, FSD is charging up to 25% more for a 30-second spot than it did a year ago," reports Bill Shea of Crain's Detroit Business. The Tigers, according to Crain's, receive $50 million annually from FSD.

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Miguel Cabrera, Icon Sports Miguel Cabrera, Icon Sports
July 17, 2013  08:33 AM ET

It has to be a treat watching Cabrera every night, but what else is there to do in Detroit ?

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July 17, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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The Red Wings, but only for certain people I guess

Who wants to see that when they can watch themselves on The First 48 ?

July 17, 2013  09:04 AM ET

It reminds me of 98 when everybody watch the Cards and Cubs play , not because of the division race, but watch McGwire and Sosa chase the home run record.

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July 17, 2013  10:31 AM ET

Who wouldn't want to watch Cabrera, Verlander, Scherzer etc....?

July 17, 2013  05:08 PM ET

That is what happens when 90% of the people are afraid to go outside at night.

 
July 17, 2013  05:10 PM ET
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That is what happens when 90% of the people are afraid to go outside at night.

I'm shocked so many of them can afford cable

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