Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 6/15/13
  This may come as a shocker for most, but believe it or not even the mighty Yankees are having problems selling tickets. With a wave of injuries to key players–Jeter, Teixeira, Arod, Granderson it’s not really a surprise that numbers are down, but what’s shocking is just how much they’ve slumped, despite the Yankees winning ways. The Wall Street Journal reported: Through Wednesday, the average ratings for Yankee games on the YES Network were down 38% compared to the same period last season, according to Nielsen figures. The drop is even more remarkable when you consider that last year’s ratings were the Yankees’ lowest since 2003. In the stands, the trend has been similar, if not quite as pronounced. The Yankees are drawing an average home crowd of 39,103, still the fourth highest in baseball but a 6% drop from what it was over the same period in 2012. Surely there’s teams that would still kill for those kinds of attendance numbers, but by Yankee standards they’re hurting. What els...
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