No. Plain and simple. No.
Our game attendance sucks. We were 15th out of the 30 teams this year. With a team with so much history behind it, you would think Great American Ball Park would be packed all the time.
So we go through most of the season rarely packing the stadium and then, BAM! Reds are in the playoffs. People start coming out of their holes that probably never went to a game all season, besides Opening Day, to jump on the bandwagon. Then the Reds come home from San Francisco for the playoffs and are like, "WTF, we have fans?"
It's impressive how other fans in MLB packed their stadiums for 2012.
1)Boston - 37,567 AVG
Fenway max capacity: 37,493 (night); 37,065 (day)
Attendance was 101.4%
2)Philadelphia - 44,021 AVG
Citizens Bank max capacity: 43,647
Attendance was 100.8%
3)San Francisco - 41,695 AVG
AT&T max capacity: 41,915
Attendance was 99.5%
4)St. Louis - 40,272 AVG
Busch Stadium max capacity: 43,975
Attendance was 91.6%
5)Detroit - 37,383 AVG
Comerica Park max capacity: 41,255
Attendance was 90.6%
6)NY Yankees - 43,733 AVG
Yankee Stadium max capacity: 50,291
Attendance was 87.0%
9)Chicago Cubs - 35,589 AVG
Wrigley Field max capacity: 41,159
Attendance was 86.5%
15)Cincinnati - 28,978
Great American Ball Park max capacity - 42,319
Attendance was 68.5%
What do most of these teams have in common? Playoffs and World Series
I know attendance of a game doesnt mean anything really to a team winning or losing, but we suck as fans. Maybe it stems from all the let downs of Cincinnati sports teams year after year. I just wanted to point out that the Reds aren't the only ones who blew it this season. It's going to be a long winter watching the Bungholes...Go Reds.