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  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 […]

Are We Watching Chapter Three of the Orioles Relocation Story?


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 […]

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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. ...


A new season is upon us, and it’s time again to look at what’s happening in the wonderful world of weather, attendance, and ejectons.  We’re excited to have you back for the 2018 season, and have spent some of the offseason updating our data sources which should mean more reliable data for the full season. Woo hoo! Let’s get to it. With Opening Day in the mix, attendance usually floats high. Only one exception this week with the Marlins drawing on average only 17,009 fans for the week, the only team to average below 20,000 for the full week. They […]

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It’s that time of the year again. It’s warming up, there are reports of baseball being played in some fashion in both Florida and Arizona. Football players are getting at-bats, for some reason.  It’s time for baseball fans to wake up from their hibernation and look forward to the 2018 season, unless you’re an Orioles fan like me.  Anyway, for the third year we’re looking at which MLB Team will travel the farthest. In 2016, it was the Seattle Mariners, in 2017 it was the Oakland A’s. Will an AL West team retain the throne this year? Let’s start with the assumptions, […]

Which MLB Team Will Fly the Farthest in 2018?


After setting the season record for longest game of the year last week in the Red Sox and Blue Jays going 19 innings, but the Red Sox decided that six hours was not good enough. This week they beat the Rays 13-6 in 15 innings, but managed to drag the game on for 6:05, five minutes longer than the previous longest game of the week.  Surely Red Sox fans rejoiced at such a prestigious honor. In the world of attendance, even the Rays managed to stay above the 10,000 mark as the entire MLB had a good week. Only the […]

Below The Box Score, Week of 9/18: A New Longest ...


Well, the Rays have done it again: a new low attendance mark on the season.  And the season before that. And the one before that. All the way back to 2006, no team has drawn fewer than 8,000 fans (excluding hurricane-moved games and empty stadium games due to riots). The Rays on Tuesday went way below that: 6,509 fans in attendance. In fact, the attendance was so low, they didn’t even bother reporting the time of game.  The Rays then drew 7,185 the following afternoon to finish the series on a strong note.  The good news is that the Rays […]

Below the Box Score, Week of 9/11/17: Destroying The Lowest ...