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.Heck yeah, Pete! Let's do the math:
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."
- 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.
- 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