From what I can tell, this isn't true
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From what I can tell the Red Sox make about $100m of their normal $500m in annual revenue. That indefinite $100m deal was set in 2006 and in 2022 dollars would need to have grown to $143m to keep up with inflation. I'm not saying that $100m/20% of revenue is meaningless. What I am arguing is that for the league as a whole encouraging growth in gate receipts, stadium revenue, and national media deals is more important for the long term health of the league. I'm also arguing those things suffer because of the current local media blackout strategies to protect the RSNs.
I acknowledge I could be totally off base and I don't have any quantitative data to back up the theory. The perspective is based on my own and friends' experiences. I am curious if others that would consider themselves fans also feel disconnected from the team and find themselves less likely to go to Fenway.