Game 134: Cubs at Reds

Hamilton 8
Frazier 3
Phillips 4
Mesoraco 2
Bruce 9
Negron 5
Schumaker 7
Cozart 6
Axelrod 1

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Red’s attendance so far this season; projections…
2013,,,,2,492,101 (largest in GABP since 2003 opening)
31,151 game average
2014…2,073,913 (through 8/27)
30,954 game average (through 8/27)
14 home games remaining (Cubs 1, Mets 3, Cards 4, Brewers 3, Pirates 3)
@ 20,000 average (280,000); 2,353,913
@ 25,000 average (350,000); 2,423,913
@ 30,000 average (420,000); 2,493,913
This would appear to indicate that 2014 was a very good year for the Reds,
regardless of how they finish. The question will be what kind of team can
can they field for 2015. I am sure Jocketty and Castellini understand these numbers
better than anyone.

I think it is the advance ticket sales and season tickets that have made this a good year. Last nights paid attendance was 20,497. It appeared to me that a lot were no shows which translates to lost add on revenue. I beleive without some real changes over the offseason that season and advance ticket sales will be down going into 2015. I agree with you that the ownership and management are aware of this.

August Home Games…
8/6 Cleveland………………33.863
8/7 Cleveland………………31,862
8/8 Miami…………………….31,193
8/9 Miami…………………….34,768
8/10 Miami…………………..36,122
8/12 Boston…………………35,903
8/13 Boston…………………32,870
8/21 Atlanta…………………20,243
8/22 Atlanta…………………31,160
8/23 Atlanta…………………41,502
8/24 Atlanta…………………29,642
8/26 Cubs……………………19,481
8/27 Cubs……………………20,497

There is no question that a team’s attendance is influenced by how
the team is playing. Additionally, a team’s bread-n-butter is ticket sales,
followed by concessions, parking, tv deals, sponsorships and revenue
sharing. However, with that said, it’s late in the season and the Reds
are playing the Cubs, so I wouldn’t expect the attendance figures from
what is previously posted above. I know I would not personally buy tickets
to see the Cubs. And, with that said, there are some critical games coming
up at GABP when the Reds play the likes of the Cards, Brewers and Pirates
relative to the WC. We need to go on a tear and maintain it over the course
of the remaining games. If able to do so, attendance will continue to spike
over the remainder of the season, imo.

Attendance will react very little to team play or circumstance. And the decline for Cub games had nothing to do with the Cubs nor with the travails of the Reds. It’s the well-known late August dive! Vacationers have retreated to their winter dens. School has resumed in most places. That is what slices attendance at this time of year. And September gate doldrums will have little to do with whether the team somehow miraculously climbs back into the Wild Card chase or, most likely, not. September will witness consistently bad attendance no matter the circumstance. The vast majority of attendees do not give a hoot about the fortunes of the team. They are casual fans, out for a sociual outing, wanting to people watch or be seen, unlike you and me and the others posting here. The team and the game itself are well down the list of their priorities. Just look around you the next time you are there and note the widespread indifference. Attendance has next-to-nothing to do with the team’s accomplishments or, better, lack thereof.

Stay Home !!!!!!

I just bought tickets for a friend and I to see the Reds and Cards and will buy another set for the Reds and Pirates.

Boy, what a delight; living near GABP or at least being able to get there. Living
in California allows me only to visit the Dodgers when the Reds come to town.
And GABP looks like a great little stadium…one day, one day…

I loved Crosley Field, Riverfront not so much. You are right Neb, GABP is a great stadium, absolutely love the first row in right field bleachers. So close to field, use to talk to Junior all the time. Have had Bruce’s glove in my face a couple or times. Once a year my grandson and I sit in the Diamond seats behind home plate, every Reds fan should treat himself to that once in his life.

Yeah – GABP a great fan experience. I saw Crosley as a kid.

Las Vegas Odds as of 8/25…
Reds to win NL Central…..50/1
Red to win WS………………100/1

Bruce became only the second player in Reds history since 1900 to strikeout five times in a nine-inning game. The other was Adam Dunn in 2002. Five other players struck out five times in a game, but they were all extra-inning games, including Pete Rose in a 14-inning game against the Phillies in 1970.

What surprises anyone about that! Bruce is a terrible hitter. Oh, I forgot. He’ going to get hot any time now and carry the Reds into the playoffs and a world championship !

Maybe we misunderstood and the Reds and the announcers meant next year Bruce was going to carry the team. Also note that since the ship has left the dock that Cozart is starting to hit and maybe this will carry into next year. And maybe……………..well, fill in the blanks.

Come on Dusty Price. It’s about time to sit Negron for 6 games in a row again you freaking jagbag!

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