Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/23/13
Last season, with an Ike Davis that was as woeful as he is now, the New York Mets were still eight games above .500 on June 8. Here it is, three weeks into May, and the Mets are already ten games below .500. That 2012 team lost 88 games, how many will this year’s version lose? Shockingly, this team, now in the third year of the Sandy Alderson era, is on pace to lose 101 games. I used ESPN’s Attendance Tracker and the team is bleeding not only money – but fans… Average Attendance 2010 – 32,401 2011 – 30,108 2012 – 28,035 2013 – 25,895 The Mets are down an average of 6,905 fans per game since the 2010 season. That equates to over a half-million fans that are unwilling to buy tickets to see the current product on the field. Remember how hot Subway Series tickets used to be? In a recent article by Mark LaMonica of Newsday, he reported that the Mets are so bad and unwatchable, even Subway Series ticket sales, which at one time were sold-out in hours – are very available and selling for l...
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