This weekend, Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays secured a slot in the post season for the first time ever in their existence.
Their soft fans showed their excitement for this year’s Cinderella season by attending in lackluster numbers, somewhere around 13,000 per game.
Nothing like preparing hard, leaving it out on the filed, winning the close ones, overcoming obstacles, and rising above when the soundtrack is…………………………….crickets.
John Romano of the St. Pete Times revisits the question of why, in the heat of a pennant race involving the historically dismal Tampa Bay Rays, the home crowd can’t do better than 12,678 people for a game.
“And what they see is a community running out of excuses. It’s no longer about poor ownership, because Sternberg’s (owner) crew has done everything possible to reach out to the fans. And it’s no longer about losing because the Rays have been among baseball’s best teams for four months.
So if it’s not about the team or the owner, then it is an indictment of the market or the stadium location.”
Go to this blog to see more info which in part was used for this post. Don’t miss the hilarious pie chart.