Originally Posted by 757690
Who drives two hours to see a baseball game?
I grew up in Dayton and wished I lived in Cincinnati because we only saw 3-5 games a year. We just didn't have the time to see anymore. Anything over a half hour and people just aren't going to make an effort on a regular basis to go. It becomes a special event, like going to Ozarks is in Saint Louis.
This thread isn't a cincy VS. st. louis type thread. Its about the reds, so it doesn't make sense for you to draw comparisons to st. louis just because you know i'm a cards fan. That said, I live in Carbondale, 2 hours from st. louis and go to a minimum of 5 games a year. And unlike the folks in Indy, Louisville, Dayton, Columbus and Lexington I have to take a two lane state highway half the way to st. Louis. Meaning that if i get behind the right driver it may add 15 mins to my trip.
Cincinnatii is at the cross roads of so many inteerstates that are connected to large markets 100 miles or less away, all of which are without MLB. They may have some old MLB allegiances like Louisville does with St. Louis, though I'm sure that is changing, and Noerthern Indy folks are mostly cub fans from what i've heard.
Don't make the "the drive is too far" argument. If the product on the field is good, which it has been, then people will drive from a long way to see it. The argument that hasn't been brought up yet is that northern kentucky and southern indiana are basketball dominated areas and Ohio is a football dominated state (generalizations of course). More of you live in the area, are people there just not big baseball fans?