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 […]

Below the Box Score, 2018 MLB Attendance, Ejections, and Weather: ...


For every week this year, we reviewed the lowest attendance throughout college basketball. Ultimately, we set a new record for lowest attended college basketball game ever, while a game that was closed to the public managed to still outdraw a dozen games this season. This year, the average D-I college basketball game was attended by 4,686 people, while the median attendance was 2,733. The mode? 7,637. We’ll get to that in a minute. Overall, 41 of 351 teams (that’s 11.7%, you know) averaged fewer than 1,000 fans per game, while 39 (11.1%) averaged above 10,000 fans per game. Of all […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance: 2017-2018 Season in Review!



We’ve heard it before: The Road to the Final Four is long and painful.  But exactly how long is it?  For some of the teams, it seems like they always get opening round games right down the road.  For the rest of us, it seems like our team has to cross nine time zones to even get to the Sweet 16. Well, I did the work so you didn’t have to. Using some base assumptions, I plugged in the numbers to see who, exactly, has the longest way still to go.  The answer may surprise you.   Assumptions: During the […]

The Long Road to the 2018 Final Four: How Far ...


Conference tournaments wrapped up this week, and with it our weekly column comes to a wrap.  Next week we’ll have a review of the full season, but there was still some great #content this week.  Despite many of the smaller conferences, including AMSTS’ arch-enemy Conference USA not reporting attendance, some of the lower attended games were not reported.  We won’t let that stop us from having a bottom three, so let’s get right to it: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 3 (Season total: 727) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: Northern Colorado vs […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance, Conference Championship Week: Still Three Below 1000!


The final AMSTS Computer Rankings are out and with them, all the help you need for your bracket.   Why pick the AMSTS Computer Rankings? They’re computer rankings, so there’s no inherent bias for or against a team. If a matchup is favorable, it will not hold a personal grudge against one of the teams. As far as computer rankings go, the AMSTS Computer Rankings are one of the best.  We are consistently in the top 5 of Ken Massey’s matrix of computer rankings. It gives you three options with which to base your decisions: The win model, based on […]

NCAA 2018 Tournament Bracket: How To Use the AMSTS Computer ...



It’s the best time of the year, and lucky for you, you’ve stumbled upon one of the best sources NCAA Basketball information for 2018 March Madness.  With a consistent appearance in the Massey Ratings’ Top 5, AMSTS’ computer metrics are second-to-none. Anyway, you’re here for bracket advice. So let’s go with a rundown of teams most likely to upset and those most likely to be upset. The bad news? It’s unlikely we’ll see the first 16 seed upset of a 1 this season, because even though the top of the league isn’t that good, the bottom teams are pretty wretched.  […]

2018 NCAA Tournament: Which Teams Are Going to Upset and ...


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?


Conference tournaments have begun (or in the case of a few, finished) and with it, attendance up to its highest level on the year.  We won’t let that stop us from having a bottom three, so let’s get right to it: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 22 (Season total: 724) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week, and a gratuitous shot of game #4 with Alcorn State hosting Southern in front of 472 Loyola (MD) vs Army – In the first round of the Patriot League tournament, Loyola hosted Army and only 413 showed up.  […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance Week 17: A Game Behind Closed Doors