Originally Posted by canOcorn
TV contracts pay the bills. The White Sox, as most teams, use ticket sales as profit.
You're right, although I wonder to what extent TV contracts may be affected by season-to-season changes in ratings. For example, if WGN America signs a fifteen-year contract with the White Sox to cover selected games not carried by Comcast, would such a contract carry an "out clause" if ratings dropped significantly from one season to the next? Would WGN be allowed to void the contact on the basis that the Sox don't attract enough viewers, and use the time-slots to air other material? I must adit that I have no idea how television contracts work, so I'm asking if anyone knows more than I do (extremely likely).