The World Series does seem to be the domain of diehard fans in a way that the Super Bowl (obviously) and even the NBA finals aren't.
I've found that more casual baseball fans or general sports fans actually do have more interest in the early rounds of the postseason, and by the end of the month are kind of burnt out.
plus Fenway and HOF weekend
plus St. Louis and Milwaukee
plus NYC parks and Minnesota
"Genius is not replicable. Inspiration, though, is contagious, and multiform — and even just to see, close up, power and aggression made vulnerable to beauty is to feel inspired and (in a fleeting, mortal way) reconciled."
--David Foster Wallace, (
) "Roger Federer as Religious Experience"