Where Have All the Yankees Fans Gone? (Village Voice/Runnin’ Scared)

The Yankees are having trouble drawing fans again this season, and I set out to assess the theories why:

Following last night’s ten-inning loss to the Twins, the Yankees’ record stands at 3-2 (good!) and the team trails Buck Showalter’s undefeated Orioles by a game and a half in the AL East (bad!). But since everybody knows that early April stats don’t matter (remember how the Yanks started off 1-4 in 1998 and went on to set a new AL wins record?), instead everyone is focused on the acres of empty seats that have suddenly sprouted up in the Bronx: Last night’s paid attendance of 40,267, notes River Avenue Blues, made it four straight nights of new record low ticket sales at Yankee Stadium: The Reboot… [read more]