Not to be picky
But this tweet is not correct
Lots of empty seats
As Pat Hughes and Keith Moreland remind us when discussing their “Attendance Game” contest guesses, they need to choose a number somewhat larger than what they see in the stands. This is because Major League Baseball counts paid attendance based on tickets sold rather than bodies in the seats.
So, to be a bit more accurate:
3 million tickets
Purchased by Cubs fans this year
But many stayed home
It’s an impressive number – Cubs fans are certainly loyal. I just wish a few more season ticket holders would give up their tickets instead of just staying home, so that I could move up a little on the season ticket waiting list where my number is about 17,700. But more on that later.