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 ...


  The Marlins continue to draw nobody, but the story this week is that ejections have finally heated up.  Seven ejections this week, fairly distributed between the two leagues and allowing the NL to maintain its lead in the ejections race this year.   But how bad was that Marlins attendance?  One in three AAA games had a higher attendance last week than the Marlins’ lowest attended game of 5,721.  The next closest team was the Pirates, which were below only FIVE AAA games.  Woof.   MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (below 55 AAA games) Pittsburgh (below 5 AAA […]

MLB 2018 Attendance, Time of Game, Weather and Ejections, Week ...


The 2018 season for the Baltimore Orioles could not be going any worse at this point.  The Orioles have one of the worst records in baseball, and attendance is floundering.  As of the completion of the series against the Royals last week (May 10th), the O’s have had only six games with more than 20,000 fans in attendance.  They’ve had 12 games that couldn’t hit that mark, including a couple with fewer than 10,000 in attendance.   But this isn’t about the attendance. The future for this Orioles team is bleak. Coming into this season, the Orioles were predicted to […]

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Attendance up slightly while time of game ticked up. Let’s take a look at this week’s Below the Box Score: Tensions remain low across the league with only three ejections, keeping the NL ahead of the AL by a margin of eight on the full season.  Is it too much to ask for a few fastballs to the thighs? A few bat flips? Elsewhere, Oakland dethroned the Marlins this week as the low attendance mark, but Miami made up for it in volume. The Marlins averaged 9,311 fans on the week while Oakland averaged 11,693. The lows were 7,360 for […]

2018 MLB Attendance, Ejections, and Weather, Week of 5/13/18: Summer ...


John Gibbons has had enough of the National League leading the ejections race, and he’s doing something about it.  Gibbons accounted for 60% of this week’s ejections, getting rung in three separate games of the eight played by the Blue Jays on the week.  John may not be the hero the AL needs right now, but he’s certainly the hero the American League deserves. Last week we pointed out that the Marlins were outdrawn by 59 minor league games, but they really upped the game this week. Their entire three game series against Philadelphia didn’t draw more than 6,000 for […]

2018 MLB Attendance, Ejections, and Weather, Week of 5/6/18: John ...


Another week of dismal MLB attendance. The Miami Marlins couldn’t break 6,000 on a Friday.  Insert obligatory Jeets joke here. Wow. So with that, the Marlins were outdrawn by FIFTY NINE minor league games last week. But they weren’t the only ones outdrawn by minor league teams: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams: Kansas City (below 1 AAA game) Cleveland, Pittsburgh (Below 4 AAA games) Chicago White Sox (below 6 AAA games) Cincinnati (all below 13 AAA games), Baltimore (below 19 AAA games),  Miami (below 38 AAA games) MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Miami (below 14 AA games) MLB teams outdrawn by […]

2018 MLB Attendance, Ejections, and Weather, Week of 4/29/18: Another ...



Only three ejections this week, as level heads prevail, which means that the focus this week is on the attendance.  Or, I suppose I should say: the lack thereof.  In fact, there was a team that didn’t draw over 10,000 fans once this week in three home games.  Let’s get down to business. Attendance was, in a word, brutal last week.  The Pittsburgh Pirates managed to host three games with no more than 8,970 fans in attendance.  In fact, the Pirates full week’s attendance was outmatched by seven clubs’ lowest attended SINGLE GAME of the week.  That’s right, the Rangers, […]

2018 MLB Attendance, Ejections, and Weather, Week of 4/22/18: The ...


We are in the heat of things thanks to a couple of brawls on Wednesday. Between the Padres-Rockies game and the Red Sox-Yankees game, there were NINE ejections, nearly doubling the season total in one afternoon.  But that wasn’t the only excitement this week, let’s take a look.   The Miami Marlins made the news last week when they drew 6,150 fans on Wednesday night, a number that was surpassed by their own AA affiliate in Jacksonville.  The rest of the story? The AA Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp weren’t the only minor league team to outdraw the Marlins that night.  In […]

Below the Box Score: 2018 MLB Attendance, Weather, and Ejections. ...


Our first full week of the season and it feels like we’re fully back in the swing of things. Besides some weird things regarding scheduling due to MLB’s wishes to give home team’s a day off mid series to protect home openers, everything looks as it should this week. With one notable exception. For the first time in a long time, the NL has completely dominated the ejections race thus far. This week was the biggest separator the NL has ever had over the AL with all five weekly ejections happening on the Senior Circuit.  American League teams surely calling […]

Below the Box Score: 2018 MLB Attendance, Ejections, & Weather. ...