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.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the Marlins are having trouble getting anyone to show up at their billion dollar ballpark. All four games this week in Miami made the MLB’s lowest 12 attended games of the year. Of those 12, 10 belonged to the Marlins and the other two to the Rays. So, yeah. Not great. That meant the Marlins got outdrawn quite a bit by the minor leagues last week: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (84 AAA games), Chicago White Sox (8 games), Tampa Bay (6 games), Kansas City and Detroit (5 games […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/2: ...


The Orioles were eliminated from the playoffs last week, and it certainly showed as they managed to only draw 8,153 fans to a game last week. Perhaps more surprising is that the Rays, currently sitting in the middle of the playoff race, managed to draw only 7,455 to their lowest attended game of the week, and even more alarming, only 9,152 to their highest attended game of the week. The overall separation of the wheat from the chaff in the playoff races means that quite a few teams got outdrawn by the minor leagues last week: MLB teams outdrawn by […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Weeks of 8/26: ...


Maybe there has been too much hype for the Josh Rosen era in South Florida. Maybe Tampa was too amped to see former Buc Ryan Fitzpatrick back in town for a preseason game. Either way, MLB didn’t do well in the entire state of Florida last week. The Marlins didn’t draw more than 9,000 fans to any one of their games this week, while Tampa didn’t draw more than 17,500. Those two accounted for the only teams to be outdrawn by minor league games last week: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (33 AAA games), Tampa Bay (4 AAA […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Weeks of 8/19: ...



2019 Georgia Bulldogs NCAA Football Travel Schedule
Every fall, the college football season fires up and gives fans an opportunity to eschew responsibility in favor of sitting on the couch every Saturday for 15 weeks. What a time to be alive.  With 838 games on the docket for the regular season, plus conference championships and bowls, all of our couch time comes at the expense of plenty of travel for all 130 FBS teams this season. Like always, I took a look at every team’s away and neutral site schedule and determined how much travel is necessary for each team. The list uses a handful of assumptions that I’ll hit […]

2019 NCAA Football Travel: How Far Every FBS Team Will ...


A bit of a ho-hum week in Major League Baseball after 25 ejections the previous two weeks, only four last week, with mild numbers across all other metris. The Marlins managed to get outdrawn by 52 minor league games over the past two weeks after only managing 8,057 fans to their game against Atlanta. Only two other teams were outdrawn by AAA games across the league: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (43 AAA games), Tampa Bay (28 AAA games), Pittsburgh (9 AAA games) MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Miami (5 AA games) MLB teams outdrawn by A […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Weeks of 8/12: ...


Editor note: Again I was unable to update last week so this week combines the past two. Forgive me. Ejections are the major story this week on the back of the major brawl between the Pirates and the Reds last week, which accounted for nine of the last two weeks’ 25 ejections that took place. It certainly helped expand the NL’s lead over the AL to 23 more ejections for the Senior Circuit. The Marlins managed to get outdrawn by 147 minor league games over the past two weeks after only managing 7,048 fans to their game against Arizona. Only […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Weeks of 7/29 ...



Time of game was above the 3:10 mark last week in one of the hottest weeks of the season so far, so it’s safe to say it wasn’t a great week to be a spectator, unless you were in San Francisco. The Twins, Cubs, Braves, and Dodgers did not play a game below three hours last week. Meanwhile, only seven teams didn’t see temperatures in the 90s as a heat wave blanketed the country. Ouch. The Marlins hosted a series this week, which means that at least one MLB team was going to be outdrawn by a single-A team. Despite […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 7/22: ...


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: ...