I didn't realize how much Cubs-Indians is a Red Sox Diaspora Series until I saw a five-year-old retweet.
(How do you embed a tweet, anyway?)
I'm not arguing with you, I'm simply throwing out ideas as to what might be the rationale behind some things.
One answer as to "what's wrong" with just going straight popular vote could be exactly the same reason the Senate even exists. If we want a true "one man, one vote" system then the representative house would all that was necessary. But we don't because that marginalizes too many large portions of the country because they are not population dense.
Again, these aren't my reasons. I could give a damn - Im in SoCal so I'd probably benefit from that type of switch.
The competition in that timeslot is First Take and whatever they're calling Skip Bayless' show on FS1. If they want the hypothetical viewer scrolling through their service's sports tier to stop on Golf Channel, they have to yell.