What's Up with Empty Ballparks in MLB?

By Jason McIntyre

Absolutely nobody is showing up to Indians games. Cleveland couldn’t draw 10,000 for a weekend game against the White Sox, and even though the Red Sox are in town, fans in Cleveland don’t seem to care. Last night’s 9,025 fans at Jacobs Field was the smallest crowd Boston has played in front of in 11 years.

"Only 26,292 fans showed up Monday at Wrigley Field, the smallest crowd since 20,503 attended a game Sept. 11, 2002"

The Cubs probably won’t be contenders this year, so perhaps fans are waiting for roster improvements, and will get back in the mix next summer?

MLB seems to set attendance records every year, but based on (very) early returns, that streak could be in jeopardy.

[NYY grab via @BubbaProg, Toronto grab via Lott]