WHILE BRAVES SIZZLE ON FIELD, FANS STILL GIVING THEM CHOP
The Braves' attendance is down 26.1% after 38 home dates, an
improvement from earlier in the season, when after 10 games,
attendance was down 43.7%. However, "Braves fans aren't exactly
fighting for a spot on the post-strike bandwagon," writes I.J.
Rosenberg in this morning's ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. Rosenberg
reports that the first-place squad's no-show rate is 27.9% --
9,511 per game. The Braves recently began a 25-game season-
ticket package deal that will allow fans to buy playoff ticket.
The team sold 200 in the first week (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 7/18).