Rays’ attendance may not be worst performance in MLB

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The following is cross-posted from Noah Pransky’s Shadow of the Stadium blog.

If 22,839 fans per game weren’t enough to fire up Rays relocation rumors after one homestand, a national writer suggesting the Rays could move to Montreal should be.

But instead of beating the Rays’ attendance drum to death this week, maybe the sports talk folks should focus on a few other teams’ misfortunes at the gate.

Through six games, Citi Field (in the nation’s largest metro), the Mets are averaging just 28,000 fans per gameand the Mets’ credit rating has been officially dropped to “junk.” 

And at the new Comiskey (in the nation’s third-largest metro), the ChiSox are averaging just 20,790 fans per game, although they can always blame early April cold weather.

Oh, and starting tonight, we’ll have Marlins’ attendance to watch with popcorn & cracker jacks in-hand.  Any predictions?

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