• Hal Stein Expects More Fans In The Summer

    Posted by on May 18th, 2013 · Comments (3)

    Via Andy McCullough

    [Hal] Steinbrenner is also optimistic the attendance at Yankee Stadium would increase in the coming months. They have averaged 37,461 fans per game heading into Saturday, according to ESPN.com. The team averaged 43,733 fans in 2012.

    “I still think the economy is not good, despite what some people might say,” he said. “A lot of people are struggling out there, and we understand it.

    “Summer is rolling around. April is always a bad month, even in the old Stadium. Better weather means more fans. Kids are out of school. And I think the good stories that we have all known about on this club are becoming more and more well-known among the fan base.”

    They may come…

    …but, will they be lining up to buy Reid Brignac jereys?

    Comments on Hal Stein Expects More Fans In The Summer

    1. Evan3457
      May 19th, 2013 | 12:36 am

      He’s better defensively than Gonzalez; a legit defensive shortstop. Beyond that, don’t expect too much.

    2. MJ Recanati
      May 19th, 2013 | 6:33 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      …but, will they be lining up to buy Reid Brignac jereys?

      I don’t understand — never have, never will — your obsessive focus on, and aversion to, the moves that deal with the margins of the roster.

      Why does it bother you so much that the Yankees are going to see if they can get some use out of a former top prospect? They’re not counting on Brignac for more than some defense in the way the Rays were very literally counting on him to be their shortstop of the future.

      Part of why you seem to be so angry and bitter all the time is that you worry about a lot of things that are completely trivial. The 25th man on the roster is one of those things.

    3. 77yankees
      May 19th, 2013 | 2:16 pm

      If Toronto wasn’t playing so bad as they were now, I’d swear today was another of those phantom Yankee rainouts. Yes, it was raining much of the morning, but we’ve seen them play in worse.

      So my conclusion is that’s not the case but since Toronto doesn’t come back to the Bronx until late August, when they Yanks will presumably not be starting backups at 1B, SS, 3B, & C…can’t say it didn’t cross my mind.

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