More of the front office blaming the fans. Outrageous:
Fans want to be wowed. That’s just not happening any more with the Braves. They don’t have the budget. They’re at about a $90 million payroll, and Wren said, “We feel fortunate where we are. That’s still pretty good, especially with declining attendance. We’re not a three million attendance club, which would allow us to do more.”
Braves attendance was a little under 2.4 million. 15th in the league. Top attendance teams with the 3 million figure Wren points to (see if you can sense a theme) – LA Dodgers, Yankees, Phillies, Cards, Angels, Cubs, Mets, Red Sox, and surprisingly the Brewers. So all the playoff teams. New stadium for the Mets. Brewers? No idea. But all the teams spending money.
He has to build a team that will bring people back to the park, not the other way around. I can’t say this enough.
first, know this: i like the braves. i am moivng to atlanta in august and the braves will quickly become my 2nd favorite team. however, i have 2 comments:1. a minor point. the NL Central has 6 teams: cards, reds, pirates, cubs, astros, and brewers.2. the NL Central was created in 1994, so you should fully expect the NL East to have more world series, etc since 1969. they had a 25 year headstart (aaaand the cardinals won 1 of those 8 WS in 1982 and the pirates won 2 of them in 1971 and 1979).