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Looking at 2012 minor league attendance figures

David Kronheim of numbertamer.com has put out his annual analysis of minor league baseball attendance, and it’s got some illuminating tidbits among its 80 pages. You can download the full report at his site, but I scanned through it last night for some of the locally relevant figures. (Note that when I refer to “minor

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The Dodgers return to New York

Half a century ago, the Dodgers and Giants returned to New York for the first time as visitors. They came during the last days of May and the beginning of June to face the team that had replaced them in the National League — and had replaced the Giants at the Polo Grounds — the

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When the Mets leased New York

I’ve been sitting on a recent article by Tyler Kepner in The New York Times because I haven’t had the time to finish all the research I’d intended for this post. The piece included an interesting statistic (and echoed some of what I wrote upon Andre Dawson’s induction): Kepner points out that, from 1979-83, the

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Opening Day tickets still available

Leading up to Friday’s A’s and Braves home openers, each team still had tickets available. The Pirates and Nationals open on Monday and are still pushing tickets. The Nationals are so hard up for buyers that the team president has gone on the radio in nearby cities like Richmond, rival Baltimore and even Philadelphia —

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Orioles-Nationals gate comparison No. 5

The major league teams in Baltimore and Washington have now played at home on the same day 13 times this season. Well, there have been 13 dates, but a rainout in Baltimore last week (yet not in Washington, interestingly enough) meant the O’s lost a game. (It will be made up Monday, Sept. 26, a

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