It was the highest ejection week in the last three months last week, with eight ejections across the bigs last week.  The American League continues its gradual cut into the NL lead, reducing the margin to NL 60, AL 58 after this week. The NL looking to win the ejections race for the first time in four seasons.  Stay tuned, September will have a close race after all! Attendance continued to be high, but the Marlins played a home series, so that meant sub 10,000 attendances are back in play. Joining the Marlins in the sub-10,000 club are the Rays, […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 8/13: ...


The dog days of summer are here again, and with it we have games in brutal heat and everyone too hot to argue balls and strikes. The lowest ejection week of the season, with only three getting sent to the showers early. Only three teams averaged below 70 degrees on the week, with half the league averaging above the 80 degree mark.  Yours truly was at the hottest game of the week, a 98 degree scorcher between the hapless Orioles and the less-hapless-but-still-not-good Rangers. Attendance once again soared last week, with only five teams having a game below 20,000 and […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 8/5: ...


Attendance was great last week, with a third of the league reporting a game with greater than 40,000 in attendance. Given that the American League playoffs seem to already be set at the end of July, this is particularly impressive.  As for the bad…. another Marlins home stand.  And with that, the Marlins once again were the only team to not draw 10,000 on the week.  They were only joined by the Orioles in being outdrawn by minor league teams:   MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (outdrawn by 29 AAA games), Baltimore (outdrawn by 3 AAA games) MLB teams […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 7/30: ...



A short update this week, with the All-Star break limiting the number of games played on the week, but not the number of records set!  Only the Rays were outdrawn by a handful of minor league teams last week, a big improvement over most weeks.  The short overview: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa (outdrawn by 4 AAA games) MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Tampa (outdrawn by 1 AA game) MLB teams outdrawn by Single-A teams:  None!   The other big story of the week is the NL blanking the AL 5-0 in the ejections race. After doubts were raised last […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 7/23: ...


Once again the Marlins were the only team to be outdrawn by minor league teams last week.  But it gets worse. The Miami Marlins are the first team since AMSTS has tracked MLB and MiLB attendance to ever be outdrawn by a Rookie League team in the same week.  The Ogden Raptors drew 5,368 on Friday night for their game against the Missoula Osprey, while on Wednesday the Marlins managed only 5,265 against the Brewers. The overview: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (below 47 AAA games) MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Miami (below 19 AA games) MLB teams outdrawn […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 7/16: ...


Nobody last week was outdrawn by a minor league team! This is great! Well…. Everyone except the Marlins.  And boy, did they get outdrawn by minor league teams again this week.  With a low of 6,004 fans, the Marlins were outdrawn by ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE minor league games last week.  This week also got the Marlins past a season milestone: the Marlins have been outdrawn by ONE THOUSAND minor league games thus far on the season. The overview, as if it’s even needed: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (below 79 AAA games) MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Miami (below […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 7/9: ...



The Marlins are at it again, drawing only 6,105 fans in attendance to a game against the Diamondbacks last week. To put that in perspective, the lowest attended MLB game not involving the Marlins last week drew over double that when the Rays put 12,305 paying customers through the turnstiles. To put that in even more perspective, the Marlins were outdrawn by more Single A teams last week than any other MLB team has been all season, combined. A breakdown: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (below 56 AAA games), Tampa Bay (below 3 AAA games), Baltimore, Oakland, Chicago White […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 7/2: ...


Tempers finally have flared in the past two weeks as we’ve gone from 56 ejections to 76 in no time flat. This week alone had eleven ejections, including the Dodgers getting three ejected in one game.  This didn’t do much to help the American League, who has held the ejection crown since we started tracking this sort of thing, they now trail the NL by twelve ejections on the full season.  Lots of work to do!   Attendance was overall good, with the Marlins, and A’s on road trips, and the Rays hosting the Yankees, the real professional baseball team of […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 6/18: ...


All good things must come to an end.  After a slow start that led to me complaining last week that there weren’t enough ejections, MLB umpires listened to AMSTS and sent NINE players/coaches to the showers early this week, the high water mark of the year.  The NL extended its lead slightly by getting rung five times to the AL’s four. Most interesting was that only the Royals had two players ejected in one game and in separate incidents. There has yet to be a major ejection event (defined by three ejections or more on one play) this season.   […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 6/18: ...



A big round of applause due to the Miami Marlins this week, as they hosted a three game series in which every single game had more than 10,000 in attendance. That gave the crown this week to the Oakland A’s who managed only below 8,000 on Thursday against the Royals.  Impressively, only seven teams drew below 20,000 on the week with four of them averaging below the mark.  However, only three teams had more than 40,000 in attendance on the week with only three of them averaging above the mark.  The attendance band constricted this week! Your minor league underperformers: […]

MLB 2018 Attendance, Ejections & Weather – Week of 6/10: ...


Only one team drew below 10,000 this week, as the Marlins and Rays were on road trips. That left the A’s, who played the aforementioned Rays in a matchup that couldn’t rely on fans from either side showing up. The four game series averaged fewer than 9,300 fans with the low point being 6,705.  This also put the A’s below double digit games played in AA and Single A, as we can see below. For all intents and purposes, the A’s seem to draw at more of a AA level.  Perhaps we could call them the… Oakland AA’s.   MLB […]

2018 MLB Attendance, Ejections, Time of Game, and Weather: Below ...


A belated BtBS this week on account of Memorial Day, which I hope you enjoyed. Oakland made an attempt to reclaim their low attendance crown from the Marlins, drawing 6,991 in their lowest attended game of the week, while the Marlins were able to muster a relatively strong crowd of 7,512 and were the only team to average below 10,000 fans on the full week.   Overall, nine teams were outdrawn by at least one AAA game last week when Monterrey drew nearly 20,000 for their game against Aguascalientes.   MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Oakland (below 57 AAA […]

2018 MLB Attendance, Ejectons, Game Time, and Weather: Below the ...