The crowd for Tuesday’s game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres was really small.
The lowest attendance ever recorded at a D-backs game over the 18-year history, to be precise.
The 14,110 announced attendees actually saw the D-backs’s only win in the series, so what gives? Why was no one there?
Well, let’s be honest. Tuesday was the first day back to work after the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. How many people, right after getting back in town, look around at the family and say, “You know what sounds great? Another night away from home!”
Heck, some people may still have been out of town!
It also doesn’t help that the D-backs haven’t exactly been spectacular at home. Everyone likes to see the hometown team pull out a W — even if it is over the lowly Padres — but the team has struggled to do so this season.
As of July 7, the D-backs have won just 15 games at Chase Field this season, while losing 32. That’s a bad stat for any team, let alone one in the Phoenix area, which is full of finicky sports fans.
At least the team didn’t set another record Wednesday. More than 17,000 attended that game — though the D-backs lost again.
Here’s hoping the team gets things turned around after a road series in San Francisco and the All-Star break.
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