I was reminded on another thread of that taunt from FP Santangelo saying "Looks like they (the Phillies) have to work on taking their own park back" after the sellout streak ended. Oddly, the Phillies still lead all MLB teams in attendance, and have still AVERAGED selling over 100% of their venue's seating capacity this year.
Of all MLB teams, the Nationals are 14th in attendance...FOURTEENTH!! The Braves are 15th, but that's another story.The Nationals are, and have been all year, the winningest team in baseball, the only MLB team in town, and yet they have averaged LESS than 30,000 fans a game this year, in their almost new ballpark. Of the top 14 teams in attendance, they are the only team that averages more fans in their ROAD games, than their HOME games.
All the bluster can't cover over their weak fan support. They came out of nowhere in 2012, the way the Phillies did in 1993. The difference is, the Phillies drew well over 3 million that year. THAT is what happens when you field a winning team in a town that has baseball fans.
"True. But you're still looking up at us."
I seem to remember the Mutts saying the same thing in 2007... ;)
Man, those flashes sure are bright in the pan...
Wrong..the Phillies TEAM is looking up at the Nationals TEAM, but that does not apply to the point I was making, i.e., the Nationals fan base is an embarrassment, and they will always be "looking up" to legitimate fan bases like those in Philadelphia, St. Louis, Boston, Chicago, et al. They were given the most spectacular pitcher and hitting prospects in the country to root for, a team with the best record in baseball all season long, a new ballpark, and with all the hype and contrived "nattitude nonsense", they can't even get their average attendance above 30K.
The Rockies, Cubs and Twins have a combined record of 179 wins and 271 losses....but guess what? ALL of those teams average THOUSANDS more fans PER game than the Nationals do.
You and the rest of the Nationals' fan base are still "looking up" at their fan bases.
After reading that excellent post I can only make these two comments.
1. Funny post!
2. I NEVER NEVER NEVER want to give Jello a combination of inconvenient facts, and a reason to want to tell me to eF off in a polite but public way. There really isnt much a nattering nabob can come back with after that! Its just better for them to simply admit they got smacked down by one of the best and crawl away with what little dignity they have left.
HAHAHAHA, bravo friend .
Nat = Gnat = flying pest that needs to be swatted.
" I NEVER NEVER NEVER want to give Jello a combination of inconvenient facts, and a reason to want to tell me to eF off in a polite but public way"
philsgurl5 and I used to marvel at the way Jello would totally skewer trolls with such surgical precision, we coined names for it. She would say "you've been Jello burned, time to go home". I'd call it being "Jello Slimed".