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Friday, February 14, 2020

Sparse crowds, slow ticket sales, no buzz—Red Sox facing an enthusiasm deficit

FORT MYERS, Fla.—What happens if they hold spring training and no one comes? Does it still exist?

When they weren’t pondering the existence of God or the nature of love, philosophers have wrestled with that thorny question since the dawn of Dodgertown. But they’ve never been able to test the hypothesis, because fans have always descended on even the remotest Grapefruit League outposts in droves.

Based on the first couple of days of workouts at JetBlue Park, however, the Red Sox may finally provide the answer.

The scene on Thursday was jaw-dropping. Even accepting that school vacation doesn’t start until next week, and even acknowledging that full-squad workouts don’t start until Monday, the lack of fans on the back fields while pitchers and catchers began plying their craft in advance of a 2020 season that’s still going to be played despite Mookie Betts wearing Dodger Blue was noticeable.

Gee, I can’t imagine why the fans aren’t interested…..

 

QLE Posted: February 14, 2020 at 01:34 AM | 21 comment(s)
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