White Sox Fans Need to Show Up or Shut Up for Tigers Series

Let’s be honest White Sox fans, despite our place in the standings, the Detroit Tigers have owned the Chicago White Sox this year in every sense of the word.  The Tigers have swept the Sox in back-to-back series, crushed us in home attendance and since the beginning of the season have received all of the attention, praise and post season backing from media outside of Chicago.  According to most fans, the White Sox are done and their upcoming series at U.S. Cellular Field will be the unofficial proclamation of death for our season.  Judging by the White Sox attendance the last two home stands, White Sox fans seem to agree.  Heck, if attendance were reflective of a fan base belief in a team, even the Chicago Cubs would have a better shot at the post season this year.

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Early 2011 MLB Attendance Poor; $4 Gas Doesn’t Help

Anyone who watches Sportscenter on a nightly basis can plainly see that attendance is down thus far during the major league baseball season. While it is true that the game does have a few weather obstacles this time of year, this April’s drop off is especially unique. Bud Selig cannot control mother nature or change the dates of the Masters, but he can recommend a few ideas to the owners that could increase their bottom lines until the beginning of June.

Nobody does gimmicks like the minor leagues. Before Memorial Day is when a disproportional amount of promotions and giveaways must occur. The typical fan does not need a hefty incentive to come to the ballpark on a gorgeous day in July when the team is battling against a divisional foe.

He may, however, need his arm twisted to catch a Kansas City Royals game midweek in April. This is when fireworks, contests, and merchandise must come to the forefront.

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