When the weather is good, nothing in baseball is like a day game.
Except when it’s mid-week.
Ballparks were filled to 55 percent of capacity on Weds due in large part 4 traditional day game starts (approx. 1pm), and 3 games where it was a late afternoon start. Compare that to last Weds. when ballparks were filled to 73 percent.
All-in-all, 360,166 in paid attendance was announced across the league with the Red Sox posting a sellout at Fenway Park. To place that in perspective, one of the league’s smallest parks drew baseball’s highest attendance on the day.
The Dodgers continue to be a drag on attendance. While not last, the club posted 36,975 or 66 percent of Dodger Stadium’s capacity on a night when it was Don Mattingly bobblehead night. Bobblehead promos were guaranteed sellouts in years prior for the Dodgers.
Here’s a breakdown of Weds’ attendance:
||Sellout. Day game
||Lincecum road start, Cards in first
||Late day game
||Late day game, Pineda start
||Price start, Day game
||Diamondbacks in first place, late day game
||Late day game
|Over 15 games
Sell-Thru = Percentage of capacity
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