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  • Does Payroll Influence Attendance? (Alt. Title: Can The Rays Draw More Than 23,000 Fans Per Game?)

    Does Payroll Influence Attendance? (Alt. Title: Can The Rays Draw More Than 23,000 Fans Per Game?)

    April 6, 2012 at 10:00 am 2 comments

    Earlier today we looked at how the payroll has changed through the years. Now let’s compare the evolution of the payroll to the Rays’ average attendance through the years. And to our surprise, there is more correlation than we would have expected. Payroll values are in millions… It is hard […]

     
  • CHART: The Rays Amazingly Improbable Comeback

    September 29, 2011 at 10:54 am 4 comments

    CHART: The Rays Amazingly Improbable Comeback

     
  • CHART: Rays All-Time Opening Day Starters

    CHART: Rays All-Time Opening Day Starters

    April 1, 2011 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    Today is opening day for the 14th time in franchise history. During that time, 67 different players have started on opening day for the (Devil) Rays. Here is a word cloud (created usingWordle.net) showing each of the 67 players. The size of their names is relative to how many times […]

     
  • CHART: Rays All-Time Games Played Leaders

    CHART: Rays All-Time Games Played Leaders

    February 24, 2011 at 1:57 pm 5 comments

    i was working on my “Chart of the Day” feature over at Business Insider and was trying something new, a word cloud (created using Wordle.net). And I thought it would be fun to see what it would look like over here. So here are all 43 players that have played at […]

     
  • CHART: The Rays Spring Roster By Age

    CHART: The Rays Spring Roster By Age

    February 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm 8 comments

    Nothing too fancy here. Just a look at the Rays 62-man Spring Training roster and how it breaks down by age. Players in grey are spring training invites that are not on the 40-man roster. The average age of the spring roster is 27.8. Considering the average big leaguer peaks […]