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The regular season has ended, and with it this year’s BTBS. Thanks for tuning in this year, and expect a slightly different format going forward. Anyway, the Rays clinched a playoff spot this wek while also having the lowest attended game of the week. They were also joined by five other teams in being outdrawn by AAA teams: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams: Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Chicago White Sox, and Cincinnati (2 games each) Time of game continued to sit at the 3:15 mark as it has throughout September. The good news is that October and playoff baseball […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/30: ...


The season is drawing down and as teams are eliminated from playoff contention (Sorry Boston!), attendance slowly sinks away. As the Orioles complete a terrible 2019, it’s no surprise they ended up with the lowest attendance of the week, while also being outdrawn by the AAA playoffs: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams: Baltimore (4 games), Pittsburgh, Miami, Detroit, and Oakland (3 games each), Cleveland and Arizona (1 game each) Time of game once sat near the 3:15 mark, continuing its season long climb, as 40 man rosters allow plenty more pitching changes. The Red Sox, who were eliminated this week, […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/23: ...


With the Raiders moving to Las Vegas at the end of the season, I posed the trivia question to a few friends of mine as to what would be the closest two MLB and NFL franchises. After a decent back and forth in the group text, I set off to find the truth. I determined the best metric of distance to be from home plate in the MLB stadium to the middle of the 50 yard line in the NFL stadium, the relative “centers of action” of the respective sports. The winner? Detroit’s Ford Field. The farthest (within one market […]

Closest MLB and NFL Teams By Market



The Pirates played in the two windiest games of the week, the first in Chicago and the second in San Francisco. Neat! Meanwhile, the Marlins hosted the Brewers, and no more than 8,000 showed up for any game in the series. In fact, The Rockies highest attended game had more than twice of the entire Marlins-Brewers series. Needless to say they got outdrawn MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams: Miami (11 games), Seattle and Baltimore (5 games each), Chicago White Sox (4 games), Toronto and Detroit (3 games each), Texas (1 game) Time of game once sat near the 3:15 mark, […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/16: ...


If the season were to end today, the Tampa Bay Rays would host the AL Wild Card game, yet they managed to only draw 5,962 fans to a game last week. That was the lowest of any team in MLB in the past seven days, despite the playoff implications that every September game has in a tight Wild Card race. Ouch. That also meant the Rays got outdrawn quite a bit by the minor league playoff games last week, along with nine other MLB teams: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa Bay (27 AAA games), Baltimore (16 games), Miami […]

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


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: ...


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: ...