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#75 : May 28, 2013, 01:59:57 PM

this area isn't a genuine MLB city

depends on how you define "area" and "genuine"


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#76 : May 28, 2013, 04:25:51 PM

this area isn't a genuine MLB city

depends on how you define "area" and "genuine"

if Tampa supported the team, they'd still be more than 13k. There are minor league teams that draw better.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance

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#77 : May 28, 2013, 06:50:55 PM

this area isn't a genuine MLB city

depends on how you define "area" and "genuine"

if Tampa supported the team, they'd still be more than 13k. There are minor league teams that draw better.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance

Baseball is for most people nothing more than one of many entertainment options. People looking for entertainment options consider things like location and convenience.


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#78 : May 28, 2013, 07:13:41 PM

Right you are.....and moving them to Tampa won't necessarily draw league avg .......don't think they'll break 10k tonight
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#79 : May 28, 2013, 09:19:48 PM

I'm not sure about the "genuine MLB city" angle as that has a very negative connotation. TV ratings are pretty good so the basic interest is there. I do agree that a new stadium isn't going to increase attendance by itself no matter where it's built. The single biggest issue right now is that there may not be enough people with the means and motivation to go to enough games to support the team in a fashion which will change attendance figures all that dramatically. I believe the Bucs are in a bit of the same boat. Too many families in which taking the whole gang is a pretty big expense.

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#80 : May 28, 2013, 10:43:05 PM

I'm not sure about the "genuine MLB city" angle as that has a very negative connotation. TV ratings are pretty good so the basic interest is there. I do agree that a new stadium isn't going to increase attendance by itself no matter where it's built. The single biggest issue right now is that there may not be enough people with the means and motivation to go to enough games to support the team in a fashion which will change attendance figures all that dramatically. I believe the Bucs are in a bit of the same boat. Too many families in which taking the whole gang is a pretty big expense.

I agree that pricing (or the value proposition) is tough for many professional sports, but that is really another argument against the Trop and probably an argument for a better stadium in a better location because location and convenience are part of the proposition. Add to thast the lack of potential corporate ticket/box buyers, and that just makes location that much more important because the team needs a lot of non-group ticket purchasers. 


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#81 : May 29, 2013, 04:54:53 AM

I'm not sure about the "genuine MLB city" angle as that has a very negative connotation. TV ratings are pretty good so the basic interest is there. I do agree that a new stadium isn't going to increase attendance by itself no matter where it's built. The single biggest issue right now is that there may not be enough people with the means and motivation to go to enough games to support the team in a fashion which will change attendance figures all that dramatically. I believe the Bucs are in a bit of the same boat. Too many families in which taking the whole gang is a pretty big expense.

All good points.

13k last night. Pretty good for the Marlins after a long weekend.

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#82 : May 29, 2013, 07:07:02 AM

There's just too many games in baseball. Who wants to be at a game on a Tuesday night till 11:00 that doesn't really mean anything ?

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#83 : May 29, 2013, 07:46:42 AM

There's just too many games in baseball. Who wants to be at a game on a Tuesday night till 11:00 that doesn't really mean anything ?

I agree. That's a point in favor of a downtown Tampa stadium where people can roll out from work

At some point sports that make most of there money from TV are going to have to start looking at stadium tickets as loss leaders


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#84 : May 29, 2013, 11:55:21 AM

There's just too many games in baseball. Who wants to be at a game on a Tuesday night till 11:00 that doesn't really mean anything ?

Although I hate to say it, I have to agree w/ you. Last night's game wasn't over until after 10:30 pm. Then if it takes an hour or so to get home, and if you have kids, there's no way to attend a night game.

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#85 : May 29, 2013, 01:57:28 PM

There's just too many games in baseball. Who wants to be at a game on a Tuesday night till 11:00 that doesn't really mean anything ?

Although I hate to say it, I have to agree w/ you. Last night's game wasn't over until after 10:30 pm. Then if it takes an hour or so to get home, and if you have kids, there's no way to attend a night game.

It would be easier for some (and likely "more") if the stadium was in downtown Tampa because people would go after work with quicker trips home.  Still tough though


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#86 : June 13, 2013, 10:18:55 PM

Bad news - Rays losing again to KC (Eliot Johnson beating his old team again)

Good news - only about 9-10k people attended the game and witnessed the shellacking.

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#87 : June 15, 2013, 05:38:24 PM

Bad News: Cobb just took a line drive to the head. Going to be carted off. Looked/sounded bad.

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#88 : June 15, 2013, 05:55:34 PM

Bad News: Cobb just took a line drive to the head. Going to be carted off. Looked/sounded bad.

That looked exactly like when Jay Happ got hit.  Hope it turns out as well... or better.

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#89 : June 22, 2013, 05:18:48 PM

http://www.raysindex.com/2013/06/wil-myers-first-career-home-run-was-a-grand-slam-off-c-c-sabathia.html?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RaysIndex+%28Rays+Index%29&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner


Wasted grand slam by Myers.....
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