Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The O's Lose The Fans, And Why The Dodgers Should: Orioles 8, White Sox 2
If any team can achieve such a thing, it's the Dodgers, who have staked what appears to be the vast majority of their revenue streams to television contracts, rather than seats in the park. While it might be overkill to suggest the team could play entirely without fans in the stadium, it could certainly operate financially without them, although their current TV contract's viability is in grave peril. Think of the advantages for the team: no parking hassles (or revenue), no more Brian Stows, no fan interference, no need for concessions or staffing. Security could be reduced by no less than two-thirds. This begins to sound better all the time.
ESPN Box • Recap
Update: Apparently the Orioles signed autographs for and tossed balls to fans that weren't there.