This morning, on Mike and Mike in the Morning, Mike Greenberg was upset with the attendance at last night's Devil Ray's game. It seems attendance was 32,079 in a stadium that holds 44,000+.
At first, I thought What are they talking about? 32,000 fans is a good turnout for a baseball game.
Then I did some research. Did you know that the greater Tampa bay area is home to more than 4 million people? It is the 19th largest metro area in the US. I knew that area was growing, but I didn't have any feel for the numbers.
So, now I see their point. You'd think that the stadium would be packed for a game against division rival Boston Red Sox in mid-September, but it clearly wasn't.
Oh, by the way, the Devil Rays won, 2-1, to take a one-game lead over the Red Sox.
Any predictions on who is going to win the World Series this year, Ralph? Will it be a cross-town battle in Chicago, or will the Cubs fold?
Looks like the Phils are on the comeback this year, too. They rallied last year just to lose in the first round of the playoffs.