….i think i said it already a few months ago…its the economy. Going to the baseball game is disposable income…first thing that goes in a recession. which isnt over by a long shot. and the long laundry list of other junk special to atlanta – location, parking, ghetto
only Curt would go to the games and not pay his mortgage or buy toys for his kids
Howdy folks. Steve, the radio guys said Chipper’s been helping Nate in the batting cages. Telling him to try and hit the ball through the fence instead of over it. This could very well be old news…I’m way outta the loop. In any case, fire TP!
1997 was the first year at Turner Field, and you are coming off two WS appearances, so you might get a big bump there, but attendance that year was nearly 3.5 million. Biggest year for attendance for the Braves was 1993 at 3.88 million.
In 97 the Phils had just south of 1.5 MM fans. Their biggest year was last year, also after two WS appearances, and it was 3.8 MM.
Bub – I hear ya. But we could also get dominant starts out of JJ and Hanson in games 1 and 3 (my faith in Minor is plummeting, and I know it’s just been a couple of bad innings for him, but…) and that could reshape the whole series. The Braves offense can show up. They can produce. And they seem to get up for the stud pitchers more than the middling or crappy ones.
I’m not saying it will happen, but these last two games have heartened me enough to believe it could.
We swept on the road? To (mis)quote Mr. Griswold, “I couldn’t be more surprised if I woke up tomorrow morning with my head sewn to the carpet.”
Will, I guess you have a point about the Philly attendance. How is Atlanta doing compared with other new first placers, the Reds, Padres (as was), Rangers? (Not rhetorical: I don’t know.)
I went and watched the Heyward homer off the do-hickey in Citi. Yowzers. It looked like the thing JUST started getting into its flight pattern as it left the yard! It’s amazing how his “irrelevant” comment sounded milder and milder as the ball flew on.