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Won't see this article in Philly....

The Braves are in first place. Why is the ballpark half-empty?

http://blogs.ajc.com/mark-bradley-blog/2010/09/01/the-braves-are-in-first-place-why-is-the-ballpark-half-empty/?cxntfid=blogs_mark_bradley_blog

Well, Atlanta ranks 14th (just above half) in average attendance this season. Mind you they have an enormous stadium to it always appears there are less people there: http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance

Also, Philadelphia's population is 1,547,297 (6th in the US) whereas Atlanta's

population is 540,921 (33rd in the US): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_population

And lastly:

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Well, Atlanta ranks 14th (just above half) in average attendance this season. Mind you they have an enormous stadium to it always appears there are less people there: http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance
I agree. But I wish the Braves had even better support.

Also, Philadelphia's population is 1,547,297 (6th in the US) whereas Atlanta's population is 540,921 (33rd in the US): http://en.wikipedia.or/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_population

You made the mistake of using city population. Metro population is a better indicator of a city's true size.

Atlanta has a metro population of over 5.4 million. (9th in the US)

Philly has a metro population of over 5.8 million. (5th in the US)

In other words, Atlanta & Philly are roughly the same size.

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I agree. But I wish the Braves had even better support.

You made the mistake of using city population. Metro population is a better indicator of a city's true size.

Atlanta has a metro population of over 5.4 million. (9th in the US)

Philly has a metro population of over 5.8 million. (5th in the US)

In other words, Atlanta & Philly are roughly the same size.

Damnit, man. I didn't "make the mistake", I intentionally used City not Metro area to skew the stats in my favor. Way to help JR prove his point.

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I like this one mostly for the sweet Brad Lidge shirt. You think they still sell those?

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I was thinking, back when Philly started surging and coming on well, that eventually this division will go back and forth the rest of the way. One week, Philly will have full control. The next, Atlanta will have full control. This is going to be tight down to the wire!

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And I will save you some time faultlessjoint......here are some of the best fans in baseball when we took the NL lead in the 8th inning....:D

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