Darren Rovell is not impressed with last week’s strories about attendance being down 7%:
Last week, when the Associated Press wrote that Major League Baseball’s average attendance for the first two weeks was off 6.9 percent from last year, many news outlets just reported the number. Well, I just did the math and it’s not even half as bad.
While the focus is on the empty seats behind the plate at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, the truth of the matter is that Major League Baseball is currently on pace to average about a three percent decline in attendance as compared to last year.
He explains, of course, and it’s pretty darn straightforward. Some charts too.
(at this point is there any doubt that this link came courtesy of Pete Toms?)