Quote of the Day

"“If we had perfect weather in April and we still saw this (drop) in attendance or the no-shows, then it would be an issue. If we see it in July and you see the empty seats all over the ballpark, then there's a story.”"
-- MLB Cardinals VP/Ticket Sales Joe Strohm, on the team's attendance being down 5.5% from this point in '10. (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 5/16)
Monday May 16, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 170 Print This Issue

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