Chris Ford


About Chris Ford

Chris Ford is the head nacho of AMSTS and generally a nice guy. Besides sports and sports analytics, he enjoys world travel, and running.

A break for the Midsummer’s Classic means a short week on the Below the Box Score front, with only the Marlins finding a way to get outdrawn by the minors last week: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (1 AAA game) Time of game continued to stayed close to 3:10 with a lot wider spread due to the smaller number of games. In the weather department, they left the roof open in Houston, with three games above the 90 degree mark setting the record for the week. Once again the Bay Area kept the record for low temp, with […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Weeks of 7/15: ...


Editor note: Apologies for the lack of post last week, but AMSTS went on vacation. This week’s edition will cover the two week period ending on Sunday July 7th. With everyone having hosted a home game in the last two weeks, the full board was up to play, and Miami did not disappoint, drawing 6,276 to a game, a number outdrawn by 229 minor league games in the past 14 days, the rest: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (141 AAA games), Tampa Bay (20 games), Baltimore (8 games), Oakland (6 games), Pittsburgh (3 games), Cleveland and Cincinnati (1 […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Weeks of 7/1 ...


Last week saw some of the highest attendance numbers of the year, accounting not only on the fact that Miami and Tampa Bay were on the road, but even Oakland had decent attendance. The low water mark was the A’s vs the O’s with a completely-not-made-up 12,345 in attendance. The good news in all this is that only six games drew less than the highest attended AAA games of the week. Oakland and Seattle, both hosting the Orioles this week, struggled in getting fans in the doors, while the third was out east: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Oakland […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 6/24: ...



The story of the week is ejections, SEVENTEEN, which is the most that we have seen in a week since 2015, when AMSTS began tracking ejections. Almost evenly split between the two leagues, meaning the gap between the AL and NL remains at only two ejections. On the attendance front, the Marlins were at home last week, and averaged fewer than 8,000 fans across all five games. The good news was that the Marlins drew over 10,000 for one game this week, their 10th game of the season above that mark, on 38 home games thus far. MLB teams outdrawn […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 6/17: ...


The Marlins were the only team to draw below 10,000 last week [they also did not draw above 10,000], but no team in MLB managed to get outdrawn by a AA team or below: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (22 AAA games), Seattle (4 AAA games), Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Detroit (2 games), Cleveland (1 game) The AL continued to narrow the ejection gap in a slow week, gaining a net of one ejections by having two of the week’s three ejections. This brings the gap between the two leagues to only three ejections. Time of game continued to […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 6/10: ...


With the way the 2019 season has stared, Orioles fans have plenty of time to think about what could’ve been, as they sit through three hours of the Orioles bullpen throwing batting practice. The worst part? The team the Orioles could’ve had would be… downright good. The incremental WAR added by the players on the roster would increase the Orioles team WAR to be fractions of a point below the Rays, who are six team WAR points above the first place Yankees. All of this for the low low cost of about an additional $104 million a year. Taking the […]

What the 2019 Orioles Could’ve Looked Like



The Marlins, Rays, and Orioles all drew below 10,000 for at least one game last week, and the Marlins drew fewer fans in three games than 13 of the other 21 teams drew in their single lowest attended game of the week. As one would expect, there were plenty of MLB games outdrawn by minor league teams this week: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa (56 AAA games), Miami (47 AAA games), Baltimore (27 games), Seattle (5 games), Pittsburgh and Oakland (2 games each), Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati (1 game each) MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Tampa […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 6/3: ...


The Marlins being out of town and a holiday weekend helped buoy attendance this week, with only one team, the Pirates, drawing under 10,000, which happened to also be the only team to be outdrawn by minor league teams this week: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Pittsburgh (16 AAA games) The NL continued to widen the gap in ejections with the help of the Brewers, who had three players ejected by Mike Estabrook on Saturday and Sunday. The NL now has a six ejection lead over the AL. Time of game crept up to 3:10 as we start to […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 5/26: ...


The Marlins nearly had a hundred minor league games better attended than their lowest attended game of the week last week, drawing only 5,947 in to see a game last week. The Marlins averaged 10,300 which actually brought their season attendance up a bit, but overall they are averaging fewer than 10,000 fans on the season. MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (51 AAA games), Seattle (6 games), Detroit and Kansas City (1 game each) MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Miami (29 games) MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Miami (2 A-Advanced, 12 A games) The NL, not […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 5/19: ...



The big surprise of the week is that only two teams across MLB were outdrawn by minor league teams, the Rays and the A’s, for a total of 35 games: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa Bay (19 AAA games), Oakland (9 games) MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Tampa Bay (2 games) MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Tampa Bay (5 games) The American League caught back up with the NL in the ejections race, as both now sit at 23, with plenty of season left to go. Time of game fell down to just over three hours, […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 5/12: ...


      The Miami Marlins and their pathetic attendance is the front line this week as the Marlins once again were outdrawn by a Single-A game three times this week, and by 26 more AAA games than any other MLB team: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (37 AAA games), Baltimore (12 games), Kansas City (6 games), Minnesota (4 games), Detroit (1 game). MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Miami (6 games) MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Miami (3 games) Ejections picked back up as the NL gained some ground on its lead over the AL by […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 5/5: ...


Tempers spiked last week with fifteen ejections, but apparently everyone got it out of their system, as only two ejections throughout baseball last week. Let’s take a look. The A’s were outdrawn by only AA and AAA teams this week, no Single-A team outdrew them, marking the first time this season an MLB team hasn’t been outdrawn by a Single-A team: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Oakland (21 AAA games), Tampa Bay (19) Baltimore, Pittsburgh (17), Seattle, Cincinnati, Cleveland (1). MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Oakland (2 games), Tampa, Baltimore, Pittsburgh (1 game). MLB teams outdrawn by A […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 4/28: ...