MLB's enormous attendance drop due to bad weather or something far worse for baseball?

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  1. Stephen

    Stephen Administrator Staff Member

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    MLB's enormous attendance drop due to bad weather or something far worse for baseball?

    It’s just April. Because this is baseball, that is an entirely reasonable explanation for the problem. And so, too, is the weather, the nasty, Mother Nature-must-be-pissed-at-someone sort of frigid that canceled half a dozen more games Sunday afternoon and is threatening to set records for postponements.

    And yet one look at the numbers across Major League Baseball shows a grim landscape. Not in home runs (which are down) or strikeouts (which are up) but attendance. Which isn’t just down – it is down precipitously, enough that one league official expressed concern that this isn’t simply a manifestation of the weather but something deeper and more troublesome for the game.

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    My two cents, is the MLB attendance decline could actually be NFL football related.

    Not every, but I think most if not certainly many MLB fans are also NFL fans. We all know the story about the shenanigans that occurred in the NFL during the past season with the kneelers, protesters, etc, which turned off many NFL fans. Perhaps these same fans just decided to avoid MLB as well? They found other things to do, and perhaps they now like doing that, rather than going to a professional sports game such as the NFL or MLB.
     

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