There are a couple of good reads at the All-Star break surrounding the state of Major League Baseball. Both involve money. One says that the more money a team spends, the much better chance it has to be at the top of its division (the opposite for teams who don’t spend). So teams should spend money if they want to do well, right? But the other piece says that attendance numbers are down (not across the board). How can you justify spending more money if you own the Detroit Tigers, who have seen a 21.0% decrease in attendance from the same point last year? You have the 5th highest spending team, are leading the AL Central, and can’t pull in a consistent crowd.
I have enjoyed this All-Star Break. I think that St. Louis is a great fit for the festivities. I hope that the MLB closes the season strong and that attendance numbers rebound across the board.