Originally Posted by Salukifan2
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?
There is a big difference between "too far" for weeknight games and weekend games. I live in Centerville (south side Dayton) and need to be on the road by 5:30 to be in my seat by opening pitch, if you live north of Dayton you'd probably need to tack on another 30 - 45 minutes to the drive because of the construction on I-75 and standard rush hour traffic. For a lot of people that means leaving straight from work or trying to get out of work early to have enough time to go home to change, pick up your kids / significant other, etc. Most people aren't going to go through that sort of hassle on a regular basis, nor do I particularly blame them.
I usually do it once or twice a year, but for the most part it's just a whole lot easier to do a weekend game where you're not running around like crazy to get there or leaving in the 7th or 8th inning to get home at a reasonable hour.