File this one under “Bad signs for the future of baseball in St. Pete.”
Buried in the very last line of Roger Mooney’s list of Rays tidbits this morning was this little doozy…
Tickets still remain for the April 6 season opener against the Orioles at Tropicana Field.
We know the Rays ticket sales have always been driven by a large percentage of walk-ups. But this is Opening Day. One of the two or three greatest days of the year.
Two weeks away and the Rays can’t even sell out opening day? Earlier we heard that season tickets have been poor.
Maybe the Rays should start advertising campaigns in San Antonio and Charlotte. Bet those folks wouldn’t mind getting an opening day look at their future baseball team.
This is starting to look like the beginning of the end for baseball in St. Pete. Let’s just hope something can happen in Tampa.