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Which Rays Fan Are You?

There were plenty to see at Tropicana Field last night as two teams battled for supremacy in the American League East. Barry LeBrock was able to make it around the park last night to chat with several fans about the Rays this season and here is what they had to say.

"Left in the sixth inning to beat the traffic"

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"This team can't catch a cold right now"

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"I love the Brayser look but the Gandy Riviera is the place to be!"

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"Indoor baseball sucks. Fake grass, roofs, DH? Why in the hell is the first baseman hitting leadoff??!!"

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"I miss working in the booth with Dewayne Staats. Did I ever tell you about the time I managed the Dodgers?"

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"Going to games alone is not that much fun but I do what I can"

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"Well, I figure I'm coming to a sporting event so why not wear my Warren Sapp jersey!"

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"I only come to nine games a season"

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"Carlos Pena sucks, Ben Zobrist sucks, J.P. Howell sucks and this team is going in the shitter!"

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In all seriousness, the team has seen their rather impressive attendance numbers early in the season taper off rather quickly in May with the absence of Evan Longoria and Desmond Jennings. The team is pulling in 1,058 more fans per game this year so far and is 29,633 ahead of last season's pace as they try to avoid a fourth straight season of declining attendance.

Tonight is a concert night which tends to bring big crowds and LL Cool J has universal appeal that spans generations as both young and old love such tunes as Mama Said Knock You Out and I Need Love. Two of my personal favorites.

Rk Tm 2011_Attend 2012_Attend Direction Difference DiffPerGame ▾
1 MIA 446,691 742,125 UP 295,434 11,363
2 DET 632,859 851,464 UP 218,605 9,109
3 WSN 454,771 628,615 UP 173,844 7,558
4 TEX 952,393 1,129,744 UP 177,351 6,821
5 STL 880,636 1,010,311 UP 129,675 5,403
6 ARI 580,362 703,672 UP 123,310 4,932
7 KCR 420,745 531,812 UP 111,067 4,829
8 TOR 528,551 640,051 UP 111,500 4,288
9 ATL 570,564 667,815 UP 97,251 4,228
10 CIN 560,835 639,986 UP 79,151 3,298
11 LAD 1,072,450 1,147,326 UP 74,876 2,496
12 OAK 446,501 505,457 UP 58,956 2,358
13 MIL 828,321 883,621 UP 55,300 2,212
14 CHC 948,936 1,007,032 UP 58,096 2,152
15 BAL 552,852 609,350 UP 56,498 2,093
16 SEA 422,104 457,189 UP 35,085 1,595
17 PIT 552,776 590,726 UP 37,950 1,406
18 TBR 512,119 541,752 UP 29,633 1,058
19 BOS 1,010,572 1,014,778 UP 4,206 156
20 SFG 1,083,522 1,078,682 DOWN -4,840 -186
21 PHI 1,135,785 1,122,993 DOWN -12,792 -512
22 NYM 769,812 746,442 DOWN -23,370 -835
23 COL 931,919 908,153 DOWN -23,766 -849
24 SDP 744,596 708,880 DOWN -35,716 -1,232
25 NYY 1,062,244 1,023,740 DOWN -38,504 -1,540
26 CHW 595,032 535,734 DOWN -59,298 -2,281
27 CLE 573,194 502,388 DOWN -70,806 -2,360
28 HOU 684,015 615,288 DOWN -68,727 -2,545
29 LAA 972,563 871,474 DOWN -101,089 -4,044
30 MIN 1,007,259 885,731 DOWN -121,528 -4,674
total 21,934,979 23,302,331 UP 1,367,352 1,760
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/2/2012.

This post was written by a member of the DRaysBay community and does not necessarily express the views or opinions of DRaysBay staff.

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