Attendance

  • Gammons On Rays Attendance: It’s Shameful

    May 19, 2010 at 1:44 pm 37 comments

    Earlier today we wrote about Peter Gammons’ (incorrect) comments about the local ratings for the Rays and the Yankees. We reached out to Gammons to see if his thoughts on the Rays had changed now that he knows his information was incorrect. They haven’t. And in fact, his response was even […]

     
  • Gammons Backpedals From Comments On Rays Ratings

    May 19, 2010 at 11:50 am 12 comments

    Yesterday, Peter Gammons appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” and had the following exchange with Dan Patrick (you can here the full audio here)… DP: Is there a better rivalry with the Yankees and Rays than the Yanks and Red Sox? PG: No, because the Rays can’t…the Rays might draw […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Emo Squeeze, A Mighty Bullpen And The Junkyard Dogs

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Emo Squeeze, A Mighty Bullpen And The Junkyard Dogs

    May 18, 2010 at 7:21 am 16 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Junkyard Dogs. You gotta love this team. They ain’t a bunch of poodlefied rich brats in pinstripes. These guys are much more like Junkyard […]

     
  • Ken Rosenthal’s “Radical” Solution For The Rays: Contraction!

    Ken Rosenthal’s “Radical” Solution For The Rays: Contraction!

    May 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm 6 comments

    Ken Rosenthal sees the Rays winning. He sees the Rays low attendance figures. He thinks he has a “radical” solution. In actuality, his solution is unoriginal and kinda idiotic… The bottom line: Even if the Rays did everything right — built a state-of-the-art facility, generated the same momentum that the Twins did […]

     
  • What Increased TV Ratings Mean For Rays (Hint: Not Much)

    May 10, 2010 at 10:30 am 11 comments

    Stephen Nohlgren and Tom Jones took a closer look at the Rays different revenue streams. Most of the numbers in this piece are educated guesses, so there is no way of knowing how accurate the assessment is. But what is important, is that all the talk of the increased television […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pat’s Occasional Bat, Jaso’s Production And Triple-A Attendance

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pat’s Occasional Bat, Jaso’s Production And Triple-A Attendance

    April 28, 2010 at 7:33 am 39 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Pat’s Occasional Bat. Even if Pat Burrell occasionally does something good, that will be more than many of us expected from him this season. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton 6th, Former Rays And Selig’s Stadium-Enducing Power

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton 6th, Former Rays And Selig’s Stadium-Enducing Power

    March 29, 2010 at 7:34 am 6 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Matt Garza. Like James Shields the day before, Garza stretched his arm out working 7 strong innings, allowing just 4 hits and striking out […]

     
  • The Beginning Of The End For Baseball In St. Pete

    The Beginning Of The End For Baseball In St. Pete

    March 24, 2010 at 9:37 am 34 comments

    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 […]

     
  • Can Tampa-St. Pete Support Professional Sports? Vol. 4,624

    Can Tampa-St. Pete Support Professional Sports? Vol. 4,624

    January 20, 2010 at 10:30 am 18 comments

    John Romano looks at the recent attendance struggles for the three local professional sports franchises and wonders if Tampa and St. Pete are capable of supporting pro sports. At various points every calendar year, I am reminded of Tampa Bay’s struggles as a sports market. It could be when the […]

     
  • Rays TV Ratings Had As Good A Season As Pat Burrell

    October 12, 2009 at 3:07 pm 15 comments

    Last week we took a look at the final attendance figures for the Rays and how they showed only a 4% increase over 2008 despite hope for a big World Series bump at the gate. One of the excuses for the poor showing at the ticket office is the economy […]