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Screw Small Market Teams

Hello? Any Diamondbacks fans out there? – MLB – Yahoo! Sports

The announced attendance for Thursday night’s game, a 5-1 victory by the surging Colorado Rockies over the Diamondbacks, was 48,142. A sellout, the Diamondbacks said. Maybe, even with Seat 13 surrounded by thousands of cousins in emptiness during the first pitch, it was. Perhaps every person in Section 307 got caught in the same traffic jam because they had to scramble after the dog ate their tickets. Or it could be that someone bought up all the remaining tickets and gave them away – some, say, to local schools.

A Diamondbacks spokesman said he did not believe the franchise had bought tickets, though if majority owner Ken Kendrick and his partners did, who could blame them? So much talk leading up to Game 1 focused on the flaccid ticket sales, taking away from the fact that Arizona has built itself up from the 111-loss mess of 2004 to the winningest team in the National League.

Now, on the biggest stage since the Diamondbacks’ 2001 World Series championship, the great fans of Phoenix – which is creeping up on Atlanta for most pathetic sports city in America – couldn’t bother to watch their team host a division rival hotter than any team since Oakland won 20 straight in 2002.

The Yanks, Sox, and Muttsies give these teams money by the boatload, through revenue sharing and luxury taxes, and all they usually do with the dough is FAIL. You’re gonna be hard-pressed to convince me that these teams–no matter the current situation–are better than your average, quality, Triple A club. The Rockies are playing in the ozone… hell, Kaz Matsui?

Whoever survives Sox/Tribe will beat them NL shits like redheaded stepkids.

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