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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 05:03 PM
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35. Yes, you did.
Edited on Tue Nov-25-08 05:06 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.


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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