Home runs have been on the decrease about as long as the ratings have been decreasing. The correlation is accurate and logical to make, as is the correlation between number of home runs hit and MLB's involvement with steroids. As steroid testing has gone up, steroid use has gone down. As steroids have gone out of the league so has the most exciting play the game has to offer, the home run. As the home runs have faded, so have the television ratings. And as the television ratings continue to plummet, so will the business success of major league baseball.
This paper was the most ridiculous and amazing thing I had ever written for a class assignment. I'm not sure what grade I got on it, but i pulled a B in the class overall. Part of the assignment was to send your paper to its intended audience, so I actually emailed a copy of the entire thing to MLB headquarters. I have yet to hear back.