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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 04:03 PM
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35. Yes, you did.
Edited on Tue Nov-25-08 04:06 PM by Winebrat
Whether or not it's waning is a matter for debate. Attendance was only down in 2008 after four straight record seasons:

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball's attendance dropped by 1.1 percent this year, ending a streak of four straight record seasons.
Baseball finished with 78.6 million total fans and an average of 32,539, the commissioner's office said Wednesday. That was down from 79.5 million and a 32,785 average in 2007.

Commissioner Bud Selig had said that breaking 80 million for the first time was in reach, and attendance was at or slightly ahead of last year's pace for the first half of the season before sliding.

Attendance could be hurt next year when the New York Yankees and Mets move into smaller ballparks. They were 1-2 in attendance this year, with the Yankees drawing 4.29 million fans to Yankee Stadium and the Mets drawing 4.04 million at Shea.

In addition to the Mets and Yankees, Boston, the Chicago Cubs, Detroit, Milwaukee and Philadelphia also set home attendance records.

LINK: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2008-10-01-1446...
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As mentioned, there are other factors that influence attendance. Different team match-ups create different results. Add weather, scheduling, the economy...

As for the WS, there wasn't much drama and the TV scheduling was controversial.

But outsourcing? I find that absurd.
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  - It's unlikely that these two will be used at any level of baseball in a serious way.  Buzz Clik   Nov-25-08 11:51 AM   #1 
  - Wait till one throws his first googly...  GregW   Nov-25-08 11:51 AM   #2 
  - Baseball is a dying sport because it does not promote the game to young people  Romulox   Nov-25-08 11:52 AM   #3 
  - Well, and the championship games end at 1am. nt  MookieWilson   Nov-25-08 12:00 PM   #7 
  - Outsourcing? Like Venezuelans and Puerto Ricans?  Winebrat   Nov-25-08 12:59 PM   #19 
  - Yep, next thing you know they'll be letting foreigners play in the NBA, NHL, MLS and even  pampango   Nov-25-08 01:28 PM   #22 
  - Nobody said anything about "ruined." I said that interest is waning in the US.  Romulox   Nov-25-08 02:14 PM   #27 
     - Ratings were awful because outside of those team's markets no-one cared  Mike Daniels   Nov-25-08 02:40 PM   #30 
     - Yes, you did.  Winebrat   Nov-25-08 04:03 PM   #35 
  - LOL! I don't think they're outsourcing the game, but that is a funny comment.  Buzz Clik   Nov-25-08 01:29 PM   #23 
     - Right. And interest in baseball isn't on the wane... And it is still top in viewership and revenue  Romulox   Nov-25-08 02:13 PM   #26 
        - Big fucking deal.  Buzz Clik   Nov-25-08 02:32 PM   #29 
  - I've always wondered why the major leagues or colleges couldn't find  Sentinel Chicken   Nov-25-08 11:52 AM   #4 
  - Cricket is exploding in popularity. nt  MookieWilson   Nov-25-08 12:01 PM   #8 
  - But they're not playing for the Indians?  dmesg   Nov-25-08 11:55 AM   #5 
  - Not if they are any good at all.  liberal N proud   Nov-25-08 12:27 PM   #16 
     - Burn!  dmesg   Nov-25-08 12:46 PM   #18 
  - VERY cool!  MookieWilson   Nov-25-08 12:00 PM   #6 
  - The Pittsburgh Pirates: "India's Team"?  KamaAina   Nov-25-08 12:07 PM   #9 
  - At least Pittsburgh  awoke_in_2003   Nov-25-08 12:15 PM   #13 
     - Does this really surprise you?  KamaAina   Nov-25-08 12:36 PM   #17 
        - I hate to say it...  awoke_in_2003   Nov-25-08 03:27 PM   #34 
  - Win a contest and get sent to Pittsburgh.  cloudbase   Nov-25-08 12:07 PM   #10 
  - Take him to... Detroit!  DS1   Nov-25-08 12:14 PM   #11 
  - You wouldn't take that tone...  awoke_in_2003   Nov-25-08 12:14 PM   #12 
  - Actually,  cloudbase   Nov-25-08 12:21 PM   #14 
     - I worked at The Original back in 1987  Alcibiades   Nov-25-08 03:06 PM   #32 
     - I was raised in Cleveland  awoke_in_2003   Nov-25-08 03:24 PM   #33 
  - Yeah right, this town rocks  dropkickpa   Nov-25-08 02:16 PM   #28 
  - Bring them over on H1B visas and let them play for 1/2 price!  denverbill   Nov-25-08 12:21 PM   #15 
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  - That's pretty cool! n/t  ceile   Nov-25-08 02:45 PM   #31 
 

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