Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 at 7:47 pm in Uncategorized.
Not sure how many of you regular blog-readers are familiar with the famous Wendy’s ad campaign from a couple of decades ago (and I’m dating myself with this entry), but I’m thinking the same line can apply to the seats at McAfee Coliseum.
In other words, another very sparse crowd. Can’t be more than 10,000 in the house and that’s generous. It’s in keeping with a bad trend for the A’s, who are on pace to draw only 1.5 million fans, their fewest since 1999. And that’s with two sellout crowds in Tokyo counted. The A’s entered the night outdrawing only Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Florida and Kansas City.
I have a whole slew of reasons I could list. But I want to know what you think.Why aren’t fans coming out to see this team? It’s much better than advertised, though hardly a world beater. But it’s shown more energy and excitement than their recent teams. Any theories for why all the beef has left the stadium?