On Monday night the Rays’ attendance was a dismal 10,724 and earlier today we discussed how the criticism was going to come today and it did.
Here is a graphic that aired during SportsCenter today comparing attendance at the Rays game to a preseason hockey game in New Jersey. Sure it is apples and oranges, but that doesn’t matter to the folks in Bristol or the people watching on television. And frankly, it probably shouldn’t matter.
Even more damning was the comment by the SportsCenter anchor: “More people showed up to watch the Rangers in a preseason hockey game, than showed up in St. Pete to watch the Rangers and Rays play, in effect, a postseason game.”