With Major League Baseball feeling the full weight of the recession and decreasing seating capacity in two new ballparks, the 2009 regular season ended with 73,364,441 in total attendance a decline of 6.65 percent. In terms of average attendance, over the course of 2,419 games, MLB saw an average of 30,328 compared to an average of 32,543 over 2,415 games, a decline of 6.8 percent (NOTE: Totals and Minnesota figures to be adjusted after tiebreaker game on Tuesday). The decline in attendance this year is the steepest since 1952, and yet, baseball will see the fifth highest attendance figure ever. …
from the pdf here are the figures for the Sox:
Detroit Free Press:
Miguel Cabrera had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit when he was involved in a physical altercation with his wife early Saturday morning, according to the Birmingham Police.
Cabrera had been partying with buddies from the Chicago White Sox after Friday night’s game at Birmingham’s Townsend Hotel, Birmingham Police Chief Richard Patterson said.
But when he got home, his wife wasn’t happy he’d been out drinking so late, Patterson said. Roseangel Cabrera called 911 at 6:05 a.m. to report the two were fighting, according to reports. …
Paraphrasing Ozzie: It’s a bunch of (bleeps) out there partying late at night like a piece of (bleep) with no pride, the way they (bleep-bleep) play, and that’s embarrassing. If you don’t have pride to play this game and you don’t care about it, get another job. Because I know I’m going to be all over the stinking place when I talk about this.