They have good days here and there, but talk is often about disappointing ticket sales
for the Tampa Bay Rays. I lived in Tampa for most of the past few years. I had assumed it would be a great place to be a baseball fan, but that wasn't the case. My experience was very few people know baseball exists. It wouldn't matter anyway today, as there aren't enough people with even a penny of discretionary income to afford to buy gas to get to a game. It is not a 'disgrace,' as I've seen written many times. Florida is a state filled with poor people. Pundits are either unaware of what has happened to Florida and this country or are pretending to be.
Piniellas County July 2010 foreclosures
, from RealtyTrac.
5/6/09, Americans have drastically cut back on driving
, Nate Silver, Esquire
1/22/09, CNN Money, Americans drove 112 billion fewer
miles in the 13 month period from Nov. 2007-Dec. 2008, with South Atlantic states
showing the greatest drop.
- And it is much worse now. There is no mystery to attendance problems anywhere.
first linked article via BTF