Could Chris Archer be the voice of reason in the Rays' Stadium Saga?
After record low attendance on Monday and Tuesday for home games against the Yankees, Chris Archer took to twitter to comment on the near-12,000 who showed for Game 3 of the series:
Strange that we don't draw more of a crowd. "12,000" last night. The Yanks usually pull more than that in Tampa, lol. Thx to those who came.— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher42) May 14, 2015
Last night's game was no different, failing to crack the "12,000" figure noted by Archer as the dividing line.
Of course, butts in blue seats aren't everything, the Rays are consistently strong draws on the television market, and a fan on twitter agreed. This led to a brief and quick discussion:
@tampagatoraid @Justin_Zaki do you think they players have an actual say in the issue?— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher42) May 14, 2015
@tampagatoraid @Justin_Zaki possibly. I'll see if I can get in front of them.— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher42) May 14, 2015
Three tweets, and Chris Archer is ready to bring his thoughts on the Rays Stadium Saga to the City Council itself.
@RealNolenBailey @tampagatoraid @Justin_Zaki I totally agree with you— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher42) May 14, 2015
@Justin_Zaki interesting— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher42) May 14, 2015
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