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Old 05-13-2016, 03:18 PM
 
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I was at the game on Wednesday. Not many people were there. A lot of people left after Tampa came back and tied it up. Most of the people around us were too busy talking about their kids school or the weather. I brought my cousin who is from Boston and a huge Sox fan. He just couldn't get over at how different the "vibe" was. All in all they have a talented team and if they stay healthy they should make then playoffs. THEN the fans will come.
It's a whole different ballgame(pun intended). At Fenway, or Wrigley in Chicago,fans will show up in droves no matter how bad the team is. Here, it's usually the season after a good one when the fans show up.

The other difference is that a Fenway, when someone on the Sox hits a home run, the place explodes. Here, there's polite applause.
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Old 05-13-2016, 03:34 PM
 
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I agree but will say its a very few places you can point to that are that way. Even Philadelphia couldn't sell tickets once they stopped winning and they are always pointed to as a huge baseball town (The mariners outdrew Philly by 5k a game last year), years of sellouts etc. Seattle is a better baseball town than many across the country without a doubt but a decade of losing does that to anyone. They also had higher attendance than Houston, a playoff team.

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It's a whole different ballgame(pun intended). At Fenway, or Wrigley in Chicago,fans will show up in droves no matter how bad the team is. Here, it's usually the season after a good one when the fans show up.

The other difference is that a Fenway, when someone on the Sox hits a home run, the place explodes. Here, there's polite applause.
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Old 05-13-2016, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Renton - Fairwood, Washington
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I agree but will say its a very few places you can point to that are that way. Even Philadelphia couldn't sell tickets once they stopped winning and they are always pointed to as a huge baseball town (The mariners outdrew Philly by 5k a game last year), years of sellouts etc. Seattle is a better baseball town than many across the country without a doubt but a decade of losing does that to anyone. They also had higher attendance than Houston, a playoff team.
I was in a restaurant the other day and 8 people walked in... all in Seahawks jerseys.

Wasn't it the other way around in the early 2000s when the Mariners were good and the Seahawks were garbage?

I'm looking forward to seeing the Ms get the same kind of support.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Seattle area
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It's a whole different ballgame(pun intended). At Fenway, or Wrigley in Chicago,fans will show up in droves no matter how bad the team is. Here, it's usually the season after a good one when the fans show up.

The other difference is that a Fenway, when someone on the Sox hits a home run, the place explodes. Here, there's polite applause.
Not true. Seattle has had better attendance than Chicago White Sox for 3 years in a row.

2016 MLB Attendance - Major League Baseball - ESPN
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:54 PM
 
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Not true. Seattle has had better attendance than Chicago White Sox for 3 years in a row.

2016 MLB Attendance - Major League Baseball - ESPN
Ah, but indeed true. I was talking about the Cubs, hence Wrigley, and Fenway in Boston, hence the Red Sox. White Sox fans are lame like Mariners fans, fair weather. I'm a pretty loyal Mariner fan, but I grew up as a fan of the New York Mets. So it's easy for me to root for pathetic, losing teams. The Mariners are one of the five winningest teams in the major leagues this season. They're twentieth in attendance.
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Old 05-14-2016, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Seattle area
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At the same time, the Sounders have been #1 for 7 years.
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Old 05-14-2016, 07:29 AM
 
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Yeah, but soccer...'nuff said.
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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It's the most popular sport in the world.
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Old 05-14-2016, 11:34 AM
 
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It's the most popular sport in the world.
But why do the Sounders outdraw every other major league soccer team in the US by almost a two to one ratio? It's not simply that Century Link holds more people.
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Old 05-14-2016, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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But why do the Sounders outdraw every other major league soccer team in the US by almost a two to one ratio? It's not simply that Century Link holds more people.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy the Sounders are so popular in Seattle. I can just take it or leave it and if the Sounders fell into the Puget Sound and got lost fighting an octopus, I'd go "oh, really? That's too bad." And then go on to a real sport like Seahawk's football or Mariner's baseball.


Or getting back this team we call the Seattle Sonic's. Oh, they're still here in Seattle. Haven't you heard?
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