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    Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    18,000 in gate receipts (counting season-ticket holders, etc. who didn't show up) for a Cardinals game with the red-hot Johnny Cueto pitching on a Friday Night.

    This isn't just tonight's game, but this has been going on for years.

    Where are the baseball fans in Cincinnati?

    It's dissappointing.
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    Re: Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    I think the threat of storms could have played a large part in last night's low attendance. However, that doesn't point to why it's been happening for years.
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    Re: Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    Unfortunately thats what happens when you have had about two decades without success. This team will start to see a big attendance boost in the next 5 years though.
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    Re: Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    Really don't know what you were expecting when it was raining for 2+ hours leading up to the first pitch. I'd look for close to sellout numbers tonight with good weather and a bobblehead night, and then a large crowd on Sunday, especially if we win tonight and are only 1.5 out of first place.

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    Re: Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by keeganbrick View Post
    Unfortunately thats what happens when you have had about two decades without success. This team will start to see a big attendance boost in the next 5 years though.

    The thing about Cincinnati fans, is that they "expect" more from the owner. After that strike that devastated the game, they were the last to come back through the gates like lemmings.

    You can't have 140 years of history with baseball in the City without having such a depth of relationship between the sport and the town.

    Personally, I think they have a lot more self-respect than the average baseball fan, and that they will pay for a good product.

    Even with these down times, they'll probably come out in droves this summer and have their highest attendance in 10 years.

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    Re: Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    win baby win, will solve that problem

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    Re: Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    35K tonight probably with the bobble head and nice weather.
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    Re: Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    How about the fact I'm laid off right now and money is tight?
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    Re: Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    Sorry but 15 years of sucking is going to take some time to recover from. Its not the fans fault they dont come to the games, its the Reds for not giving us a reason to come out.

    3 games above .500 for 40 games isnt going to be enough. Its going to take multiple years for the fans to regain respect for this organization.

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    Re: Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    I blame the economy and the last 3 presidents and 3 Congresses.
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    Re: Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    I expect there will be big crowds tonight and tomorrow. Hopefully Votto and BP are back in the line-up tonight. The nice weather, bobble head night, and those two returning to the line-up will give more incentive to come out to the ball park. I believe the attendance will continue to grow throughout the summer as long as they keep on winning.

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    Re: Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    Sold out tonight. Over 9,000 walkups.
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    Re: Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    Reds fans acquitted themselves well tonight.
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    Re: Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    Cincinnati as a baseball town is waaaay over rated!!! In 140 yrs of baseball, the Reds have AVERAGED 30,000+ for a season only 5 times.
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    Re: Does Cincinnati even have baseball fans anymore?

    Even though tonight was nearly a sellout, there were a LOT of Cards fans there. Since they wear red too, it wasn't really evident until the St. Louis homer which got their fans cheering. Thank god that's all they got to cheer about tonight.

    I agree, our fans are a little fair weathered right now but attendance should pick up with our improving team (I hope.)
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