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IMO, theres nothing wrong if the Rays draw 30k. Ã‚Â Thats the number I would consistently want. Ã‚Â Lets remember, the sox only squeeze 36k into that wasteland up in boston, and I've gotta imagine the metro population in Boston is a good size bigger than TB. Ã‚Â The 32k crowd was very respectable. Ã‚Â The rays need to maintain that. Ã‚Â Postseason will be a sellout reguardless, even if they played the games in Alaska
Rays fans are on the edge of their seats waiting for a collapse. I'm rooting for them, don't get me wrong. For some reason, could be limited income, could be that without any past success fans are nervous about losing it now, could be high humidity, people don't feel it's worth their $$.I'm not a big baseball fan. Probably because I've been in Florida all my life and for sooooo long we didn't have a single team. Just couldn't be bothered to pay attention until the post season. If the Rays hold on I would expect the Trop to be sold out for playoff games. Fingers crossed for the Rays though.
ROTL, Give me a break. 1 of 162?If you don't see the difference between this series and others then you must not follow baseballvery closely. This series is HUGE.A ticket for this RS series should be the toughest ticket to get all year for them. And the only reasonthey have 30K fans in there is because of the RS fans showing up in large numbers.
Not really sure why any non-Rays fan would care?Jealousy, perhaps?
Olaf, theres a couple different factors. Ã‚Â Baseball attendance has gone thru the roof the last 6 years or so. Ã‚Â Yankee stadium is filled to capactiy almost every night now, and they will again draw the biggest number of fans in a year, breaking the record from last year... but the pt is attendance is up all across baseballIn 1996, despite the NYY winning the WC the previous year, I dont remember many viewing them as they view the Yankees now (that might be a bad analogy). Ã‚Â Remember baseball was 2 years removed from the worst year in its HISTORY, and when you consider that in 96 the yanks drew about 27k fans per night (after almost 2 decades of terrible baseball), while Boston drew 28K per night and the mets were drawing a paltry 19k per night, the yanks attendance figures arent putrid. Ã‚Â They certainly took off in 98.
Quote from: MrFreakinMiyagi on September 17, 2008, 09:18:37 AMNot really sure why any non-Rays fan would care?Jealousy, perhaps?I might buy it but for the most part its coming from all angles including those of boston who obviously has nothing to be jealous over. They'll have a shot to defend their title whether or not they win the div... and if rays fans dont show up then the Sox are gonna have a home game 1300 miles away and im gonna puke.
only to see 8000 people come out and support them