“Dwindling Crowds” Are A Huge Problem For MLB Teams

Dwindling crowds at baseball parks across the country would have to be a huge problem for MLB — especially around this time of the season. According to a recent article in the USA Today, the teams facing this problem the most are the Rays, A’s and the Indians

Here's Oakland owner Lew Wolff's take via USA Today:

"There is something wrong here," Wolff told USA TODAY Sports. "You would think that with our lead, people would want to come out, count down the magic numbers, and all that stuff."Even if you're not a loyal fan, you would think this time of year, where the teams are in the standings, and where every game means something, people would come out."

When playoff-bound teams have dwindling crowds in September for teams in the wild card race, that’s when you know that baseball’s popularity has taken a hit. The question is: will this get better or will baseball continue its path to irrelevance?

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