Last week Gerry and I each went to the Indy 500 with family and friends and had a great time. The event basically takes over the whole city of Indianapolis with ~ 300,000 attendees, plus many more around for the various events that don't attend on Sunday.
I tried to watch the White Sox but they weren't on TV tonight. They were on some sort of Comcast+ channel that the restaurant I was having dinner at didn't have.
Apparently we weren't alone in our relatively low interest. The first place White Sox played the first place Tampa Bay "Rays" (not Devil Rays) tonight and per Yahoo! sports:
"The AL Central leaders won the first-ever game at Tropicana Field between teams in sole possession of first place in their divisions Thursday night, cooling off the AL East-leading Rays 5-1 before of a crowd of 12,636."
How's that for a crowd for two first place teams, on a presumably nice night in Tampa Bay? That is pathetic attendance.
While I can't find the quote on the internet, I remember some sort of quote for Tony LaRussa saying that the St. Louis / Detroit series in 2006 was nothing compared to a NASCAR event.
Maybe baseball needs Danica or something to liven things up...