Wednesday, April 18, 2012
If A Tree Falls at Nats Park, and No One....
Now before everyone rails on the Nats fans, and spends 40 minutes "throwing it out to the callers", lets put it in perspective for a second. Monday night's small crowd for Strasburg's performance was a little baffling to me, but it also wasn't.
On a personal level, Poppa Yack had 6 tickets he couldn't GIVE away. In fact, he had to eat two of them. And the most popular answer given to PY by those he offered the tickets to- including both myself and @JudgePatrick, "I want to watch the Caps game."
My guess is that locally, the Caps-Bruins Game 3 drew a monster TV number, and that is definitely one of the factors that contributed to the Nats' and Strasburg's low live viewing audience.
But seriously folks- when evaluating last night, its a Tuesday night in April. And its the Astros. What are you expecting, 25-30k?
And the Nats crowd was far from the worst for Tuesday. In fact, 4 other stadiums drew smaller crowds. And don't sleep on the HUGE number the cross town rival Orioles drew, when they take their talents on the road. An embarrassing 11,000 people showed up Tuesday night on the Southside of Chicago, to watch the Orioles pummel the Chi Sox.
Come mid June- when the kiddies are out of school, and the Nasty Nats are 6 games clear of the next best team in the NL East, Nats Park will be drawing 25,000+ on a pretty regular basis.
TUESDAY NIGHT'S MLB ATTENDANCE
Philly at San Fran 41,000+
Oakland at LA Angels 41,000+
Minnesota at NYYankees 40,100+
Texas at Boston 38,200+
Cincy at St. Louis 35,600+
LA Dodgers at Milwaukee 27,100+
San Diego at Colorado 24,500+
Cubbies at Marlins 24,500+
Pittsburgh at Arizona 19,100+
NY Mets at Atlanta 18,700+
Houston at Nasty Nats 17,800+
Tampa Bay at Toronto 15,300+
Detroit at KC 13,800+
Cleveland at Seattle 12,400+
Orioles Magic at Chi Sox 11,200+
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