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BASEBALL FACES ANOTHER SEA OF RED IN CINCINNATI
Published October 12, 1995
The announced paid attendance for Game 2 of the NLCS in Cincinnati last night was 44,624, which is 8,328 short of a sellout. Reds Owner Marge Schott called the situation "disappointing" and said that Reds fans are "spoiled." Reds GM Jim Bowden said, "We're the ones to blame for the empty seats. That's a result of what we've done to the game" (Jack Wilkinson, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 10/12). Tuesday's Game 1 featured more than 16,000 empty seats. NATIONAL ATTENTION: In New York, Anthony Gargano writes, "There's apathy in the town Pete Rose built" (N.Y. POST, 10/12). In Washington, Tom Boswell reacts to Bowden's statement -- "If they don't want to come see us, we can't make them come": "That isn't true. You can make them want to come. It's called marketing. The Reds don't waste money on such new-fangled notions" (WASHINGTON POST, 10/12). USA TODAY's Tom Weir notes Riverfront "wasn't dressed up" -- with a "bare minimum of bunting" and no playoff logo (USA TODAY, 10/12). USA TODAY's Rick Bozich: "Welcome to the No-Show" (USA TODAY, 10/12). In Philadelphia, Rich Hofmann writes, "You can't help be stunned by the fragility of this sport's underpinnings right now" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 10/11). ESPN's Gary Miller, before last night's game: "There are more people gathered around the batting cage right now than there were in the upper deck in the outfield last night." Barry Larkin: "People are obviously still upset about the strike" ("SportsCenter," 10/11). LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: USA TODAY's Hal Bodley notes the positive effect the Mariners' run is having on the game (USA TODAY, 10/12). In Milwaukee, Dale Hofmann notes the cancellation of the O.J. interview, which was to compete with ABC's playoff coverage: "Baseball's run of buzzard luck was interrupted" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 10/12).