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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: ...


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: ...



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: ...