Sharper Point: Sad to see record-low Arizona Diamondbacks attendance

Jul 7, 2016, 10:19 AM

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.

Jim Sharpe

Kari Lake, Republican candidate for Arizona governor, speaks on stage at the Conservative Political...
Jim Sharpe

Why Kari Lake should tell Katie Hobbs to get a face tattoo

To ensure a fair election, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe has an outlandish idea: Kari Lake should insist Katie Hobbs get a face tattoo so the electorate can tell Hobbs apart from her twin sister.
12 days ago
(Twitter Photo/@RepAndyBiggsAZ)...
Jim Sharpe

Andy Biggs, Italian satellites and other GOP lunacy came out of Thursday’s Jan. 6 hearing

What came out of Thursday's Jan. 6 hearing -- including the claim U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona asked for a presidential pardon -- has KTAR News host Jim Sharpe believing some Republicans should be happy Donald Trump lost.
2 months ago
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)...
Jim Sharpe

How did fewer Arizona drivers equal more road rage?

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe is peeved since road rage incidents in Arizona seem to be climbing despite fewer drivers on the road.
4 months ago
(AP Photo/David Goldman)...
Jim Sharpe

Too many ‘mental’ members in Arizona Legislature

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe wonders why Republican Arizona Legislature members continue to push bills that propagate the idea there was widespread election fraud in 2020.
5 months ago
(Screenshot via Maricopa County Attorney's Office YouTube)...
Jim Sharpe

Failing future — and current — victims means Maricopa County Attorney Adel should resign

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe believes Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel should resign after her office failed current -- and likely future -- victims by missing a charging deadline for about 200 cases.
5 months ago
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Union High School District)...
Jim Sharpe

How about actual ‘safe spaces’ for Phoenix Union students?

Following a Monday shooting at Cesar Chavez High School, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe asks if school resource officers should have a renewed presence at Phoenix Union High School District.
9 months ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Here are 4 signs the HVAC unit needs to be replaced

Pool renovations and kitchen upgrades may seem enticing, but at the forefront of these investments arguably should be what residents use the most. In a state where summertime is sweltering, access to a functioning HVAC unit can be critical.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Ways to prevent clogged drains and what to do if you’re too late

While there are a variety of ways to prevent clogged drains, it's equally as important to know what to do when you're already too late.
...
Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

Vaccines are safe if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have a friend or loved one who’s expecting?
Sharper Point: Sad to see record-low Arizona Diamondbacks attendance