CINCINNATI (AP) - Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to
the crowd - though not necessarily in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Reds officials say attendance at Great American Ball
Park fell short this year and say the team's poor play was a
Facing their eighth straight losing season, the Reds drew about
2,058,000 fans to home games, just a hair above last year's tally.
They had hoped to sell 2.4 million tickets.
Cincinnati won the season's final game at home on Monday,
beating the Florida Marlins 7-5.
Almost half of this year's games at Great American were losers
for the Reds. Chief Operating Officer Phil Castellini says the team
needs more wins to draw fans.
The Reds ranked 24th out of the 30 major league teams for
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,
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