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Nobody in Atlanta cares about the Braves, and the numbers prove it. Tickets for Game 1 are so cheap you’d be better off catching a flight to see that game than buying a ticket for Game 3 at the Bank.
97.5 producer Pat Egan crunched the numbers. You can get two tickets and airfare to Atlanta for Game 1 and come out $200 ahead:
Heres a pathetic reality. You can FLY to Atlanta, get 2 tickets to the game, & fly back to Philly Saturday night $200 CHEAPER than if you just wanted to stay in Philly for #RedOctober & get 2 tickets for game 3— Pat Egan (@Pat_Egan) October 5, 2023
Round trip airfare $306
Game 3 tickets $753 pic.twitter.com/dJWC6WuSWx
How does nobody in Atlanta care about the Braves? They’ve got great players, a savvy front office, and, oh yeah, they’re really fucking good.
Sadly for the team, the fans don’t seem to give a shit. It’s a sad reality, but it’s the world we live in. I’m pretty sure tickets to a WNBA game fetch a higher price than this.
It’s simple supply and demand. If people wanted the tickets to Game 1, they’d cost more. Men lie and women lie, but numbers don’t lie. That’s the bottom line here.
In the end, it’s not exactly surprising. Last season, the stadium was hardly full for their first two home games (which they lost) and the team was clearly rattled by a rabid crowd at CBP for Game 3.
Fortunately for Spencer Strider, having no fans is his preferred atmosphere. He may actually go longer than three innings in Game 1 if he’s lucky.
Spencer Strider says he prefers no fans at sporting events like we had in 2020— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) September 27, 2023
(via mlb.fits / IG) pic.twitter.com/Ubnjs7Dxaa
He’s currently lined up to pitch Game 4 if the series goes that far, so he has to be praying for a sweep to avoid another embarrassment in front of a real fan base. Strider’s stat line at CBP in the post-season should show you everything you need to know: 2.1 IP, 3 Hits, 5 ER, 3 Walks, 4 Strikeouts, 19.29 ERA.
Mandatory Credit: Atlanta Constitution-Journal