Great Crowd, Bad Result
Not Too Many of These
The good news this season is that there have not been too many blah nights like tonight. We drew a great Monday crowd — 32,952 — but played poorly in the first few innings to put us in a deep hole. We all are disappointed. It seems every time we get a big crowd and play on National TV, we struggle. Tomorrow is another day. Make sure to look at the standings, maybe it will make you feel a little better.
Our presale for the week is really strong, so look for big crowds all week and weekend (Dodgers). Through May, our attendance was up 12 percent, the ninth-biggest increase in baseball and the third-largest in the American League. We topped 1.5 million tickets sold a month ahead of last year’s pace, so the trends are very good.
News on Frank
Good news on Frank Thomas. It was just a cramp. He should be fine tomorrow.