Worst fans ever (cont’d)
Don’t take my word for it.
For six months, Tampa Bay fans simply did not come to the ballpark as often as they should have. The Rays were coming off a 2010 season in which they beat the mighty Yankees and Red Sox to win the American League East. This year, they staged a second-half comeback for the ages. And yet their average attendance went down, from 22,759 last year to 18,879.
Some context: This year’s average attendance at Tropicana Field was closer to the 2007 figure — when they were the worst team in baseball — than last year.
The announced attendance at Tuesday’s Game 4 vs. Texas: 28,299, well short of a sellout.