Camden Yards is a beautiful ballpark. In fact, my favorite of the current 30 MLB stadiums. There isn’t a bad seat in the place. It’s small and intimate.
But nobody goes anymore because the team isn’t any good. In 2021, they averaged just 10,000 fans and a total of 793,000 attended games there. It ranked 26th.
If MLB were really honest with itself, it would lop off at least four teams or maybe even six and get back to 24 teams, not 30.
Easily, the league could get rid of Miami, Oakland, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and, yes, Baltimore.
i'm not saying i agree with the deadspin article. i don't even really know what it means, for a team to move, like whose fault that ends up being, and who is or what is being punished. when a shitty ownership team leaves a city, does the city win because they left? or do they lose? (the owners always win)
regardless, if you had to pick one of these cities with baseball towns in them to lose their team, which would you pick
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― Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 14 June 2022 20:48 (five months ago)