Thursday, August 23, 2007

Lots of Room For You On the Red Sox Bandwagon

Bloggy Yankees scribe Peter Abraham (extreme closeup!) links to the USA Today cover feature stating that, based on road attendance, the Red Sox have displaced the Yankees as "America's Team":

"Well … it depends how you look at it. The Red Sox have averaged 38,802 fans for road games. The Yankees have averaged 37,906. I’m not quite sure 896 people means one team is more popular than the other in the entire nation.

It’s also worth noting that when the Yankees play on the road, they fill 84 percent of the seats and the Red Sox 82 percent.

USA Today also failed to take into account that when the Red Sox play in New York, they’re playing in front of crowds of 55,000. When the Yankees play in Boston, they play before 36,000. So the Red Sox benefit in that exchange."
Heck yeah, Pete! Let's do the math:
  • The Red Sox are averaging 38,802 fans in 64 road games
  • That's about 2,483,328 total fans
  • The total attendance for six Red Sox/Yankees affairs in the Bronx was 329,704
  • The Red Sox' total road attendance everywhere but the Bronx was 2,153,624
  • In those 58 games, the average attendance is 37,131.
Weak! How 'bout them Yankees?
  • The Yankees are averaging 37,906 fans in 62 road games
  • That's about 2,350,172 total fans
  • The total attendance for six Yankees/Red Sox affairs in Boston was 219,905
  • The Yankees' total road attendance everywhere but tiny and charming Fenway Park was 2,130,267
  • In those 56 games, the average attendance is 38,040
Ding! So let's recap: when games in the super-huge dump known as Yankee Stadium and teeny-tiny cutesy-poo Fenway Park are taken out of the equation, the Yankees draw more road fans thatn the Red Sox. Who's "America's Team" now, Paul White? Huh? That's right. It's still the Red Sox, because Americans are weak, spineless lemmings who follow anything the media tells them to. How else would one explain the popularity of The Singing Bee?

-Rob Iracane

22 comments:

Larry Mahnken said...

Beat ya by 4 1/2 hours! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Here is a better way to see who is America's Team. Using your formula of total road attendance minus the games where they play each other but the road games should be equal. 58 road games to 56 is not an equal equation. thats more than 40,000 more people seeing games for boston than the yanks. So to be fair, lets put it 56 to 56 road games. Now we will see who is "America's Team"

- Pat

DMtShooter said...

Speaking for the 90% of the country that just can't stop watching both fan bases try to out douche each other...

America's Team is whoever beats either of them in the playoffs.

And the fact that either fan base loses every year, and most years both... is proof of God's Love.

General Chow said...

you know who love the "Sox" outside of New England???
....douchebags
...and relocated carpet-baggin douchebags lol

General Chow said...

i mean they both suck...
no they both are great

did i mention i am running for office in 08'

Anonymous said...

As a Sox fan, the last thing I want is the tag of "America's Team" anyways. In fact, I liked it better when it was just baseball fans behind the team, but whatever, they sell more pink hats this way.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't a complete analysis breakdown the size of the parks they played in and the percentage of seats filled - especially in the interleague parks they played in.

Anonymous said...

If you're trying to figure America's Team, you also have to subtract attendance at Toronto.

Or you could not be a tool and realize that if it doesn't say "USA" on the jersey, it's not America's Team.

Monty said...

I thought the Saints were America's Team?

Flax said...

There's no such thing as "America's Team," since the term usually seems to define whoever wins the title in a given year and watches everyone jump on the bandwagon. The Yankees and Red Sox are both very popular, but so are the Cubs, Braves, and others, and all have plenty of people who hate them. Frankly I don't see how the Yankees could ever claim to be America's Team since pretty much any baseball fan who isn't from Manhattan, the Bronx, NE New Jersey, SW Connecticut, and maybe a handful of other places, hates the Yankees. The only thing you can say about them is at least they inspire strong feelings in most people.

Rob I said...

You people are all idiots.

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