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Photo of the Day: Plenty of good seats available in Cleveland

Apr 12, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

In case you haven’t noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven’t, the Indians have managed to win a few here and there, and …

source: AP

I hate cold, early April weekday games. I think a lot of people in Cleveland felt that way yesterday too.  Please summer, hurry fast.

  1. teamobijuan - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Wish I could have been there. I would have started The Wave.

    • ajcardsfan - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:43 PM

      By started, you mean you would have been the wave? You’d have to stand up, run around the stadium and sit back down for it to successful from the looks of that photo. Or if you had some friends, do a Wave relay and tag of so you don’t have to run the whole thing

  2. allmyteamsareterrible - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    I will go to the games when we have an owner that is not a cheapskate. The team they field out there is a lump of garbage. I am not about to pay money to see that sort of garbage in 35 degree weather, when I can drink myself into a coma for cheaper at home at a nice balmy 70 degrees. Small market teams all over the country are spending SOME money on players, be that Detroit, Cincinatti, or Milwaukee just to name a few. They are fielding competitive teams and their attendance shows that accordingly. I am an Indians fan and it’s hard for me to name 5 players on my own team (not true just trying to prove a point). I mean, Shelley Duncan is our left fielder?!?!?! Are you FISTING ME?!??!?!?!

    • esracerx46 - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:31 AM

      Well, you do have a point. I think more of that picture had to do with that game was during mid day on a week day, while their is still school. Shelley Duncan has no business being out there. As far as your owner being cheap, just be grateful he’s not pissing money away on guys like Soriano or Adam Dunn. ( I’m from Chicago, went to school in Cleveland). You just resigned Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana, who I think are at the cusp of being absolute studs. Last year the Indians were the best team in the Central until the all star break. I think they made a mistake with Ubaldo but hindsight is always 20/20. I do have to say taking 90 west just before you make that left turn to go under the bridge…..Its an awesome view to see Progressive right next to the rock and roll hall of fame with lake erie in the background

      • allmyteamsareterrible - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:37 AM

        Yep, and if we ever start to win some games the place will fill up. We didn’t get 455 consecutive sell outs because we don’t support our teams. I just don’t support garbage.

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    That’s just terribly sad.

  4. ajgp920 - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Did Rachel Phelps buy the team?

    • esracerx46 - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:33 AM

      How the hell can you remember that name??

  5. ezthinking - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Weekday, cold, early start time, school still in … at least they sold 9,000+ seats. Where’s Albert, Manny, Richie, Carlos, Robbie and Sandy when you need them?

    • Gordon - Apr 12, 2012 at 9:51 PM

      You’d get better turnout with Cerrano, Mays Hayes, Vaughn & Dorn.

      • cur68 - Apr 12, 2012 at 10:34 PM

        I’d go see them.

  6. cltjump - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Wait, it’s Thursday…… Where’s my twitter questions segment, Craigey-poo…?

  7. southpaw2k - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    I bet with that many open seats, I could’ve been sitting behind home plate and yell straight out to a fan sitting behind center field and they would’ve heard me.

  8. rpb1234 - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Time to bring back 10cent beer night.

  9. theaxmancometh - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Seeing this really makes me appreciate Mark Attanasio even more. The Brewers are going to probably be in the red this year but he doesn’t care. Also shout out to the roof at Miller Park. Never have to worry about crappy conditions. But even if there wasn’t a roof, there would still be 30,000 plus at a weekday day game.

  10. aceshigh11 - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Oh, wow…that’s just depressing. What a shame for a major league team.

  11. sunking1 - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Ah yes… reminds me of how the stands looked when the Tribe played at old Municipal Stadium an 80,000 seat stadium where, on many nights throughout the season, 5,000-8,000 would show up.

  12. joewilliesshnoz - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Pirates management is envious of their turnout …

  13. AlohaMrHand - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    one hit?We only had one god damn hit?

    • rcali - Apr 12, 2012 at 4:17 PM

      “You can’t say goddamn on the air”

      • Gordon - Apr 12, 2012 at 9:52 PM

        Nobody’s listening anyways.

      • AlohaMrHand - Apr 13, 2012 at 12:19 AM

        Nobodies listening

  14. xmatt0926x - Apr 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    I don’t blame Cleveland fans at all. People are funny when it comes to sports. We demand quality with other things we pay good money for but with sports there is this dilusion that we should fill the pockets of multi-millionaire’s pockets even when they consistently fail to put a quality product out on the field. And what do we call this? “Loyalty”. It’s laughable. Don’t get me wrong. If you have a franchise that you know is doing it’s best and the fans are coming out, you shouldn’t just abandon them if they have some setbacks that cause a losing season here and there. There’s also nothing wrong with going to a bad teams games just because you love going to the game. But to act like a whole fan base is somehow disloyal or frontrunners because they stop coming when a franchise consistently puts a bad product on the field is rediculous.

    • esracerx46 - Apr 13, 2012 at 7:33 AM

      This is exactly why I cant stand Cub fans!

  15. jimbo1949 - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    I think they all should have huddled together for some warmth, and the TV camera close-up

  16. mybrunoblog - Apr 12, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Wow. Lots of Shelly Duncan haters….Does this mean there won’t be a Shelly Duncan bobble head night? Damm, there goes my summer.

  17. hbdbrowns33 - Apr 12, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    It was also a noon start on a mid weekday with a temp in the 40’s. If the Tribe was better it would be a different story but no ones going to the park to see Brantley and his .058 BA.

    • hbdbrowns33 - Apr 12, 2012 at 9:50 PM

      The attendance will pick up later in the year no one wants to go to a game when theres snow unless its football.

  18. mtheparrothead - Apr 13, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    I keep hearing clevelanders say it’s because of snow. Yet Detroit had a 1p series with Tampa and the crowd were much bigger. Hmmm.

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