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Can The Indians Attendance Be On The Turn Around?

The Cleveland Indians attendance is the worst in MLB this season and is currently on pace to decline for the fifth straight season. The team has made multiple renovations to the ballpark in recent years, putting in a variety of local food favorites and new bars while taking out seats and opening up the views around the park to name a few. The play on the field has been better, as the team has put together three straight seasons of plus-.500 baseball and currently holds first place in the AL Central. This week has the potential to be a turning point for the Cleveland Indians attendance and here are some reasons why.

1.) The Team is Good

The Indians should have at least two representatives in San Diego for the All-Star game with Francisco Lindor and Danny Salazar. Prior to Saturday, Lindor is hitting .304 with 34 RBI’s and has been a wizard in the field. Salazar has led the fantastic rotation with a 7-3 record and 2.14 with 90 strikeouts and 47 hits in just 76 innings. Josh Tomlin’s 8-1 record and 1.12 WHIP should make him a consideration. Outside of the potential All-Stars, Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer are still in the rotation and Bauer has been especially good of late. Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana have started to provide some power bats with 14 HR’s a piece before the All-Star break. Napoli also has 48 RBI’s. In terms of steals, Rajai Davis is tied for the American League lead with 18 of them. Other guys have made contributions and it’s been without their best player in Michael Brantley. The Indians look like a total team right now and I would expect them to be buyers at the deadline for some bullpen help or maybe another outfielder.

2.) The Tickets Are Affordable

The Indians have one of the most affordable tickets in town. The $13 district ticket includes entry to the game and they pick up your first beverage including a beer. Where else in major professional sports are you going to be able to find that? For those on a budget and not interested in drinking there are also the $10 upper bleacher seats which still offer a great view. With the corner serving a variety of beer and food offerings including Melt, Sweet Moses, Happy Dog, Great Lakes, Barrio, etc. even the meal variety is covered. There are not a lot of reasons to argue about not enjoying a beautiful summer night watching baseball.

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While a pharmacy major at Toledo by day, Brandon Urasek is now making his mark in the journalism scene specializing in fantasy football and all things Cleveland sports. A five time fantasy football league champ and two time runner-up in ten tries, Brandon strives to help people with their lineups each week in both personal and weekly fantasy leagues in addition to covering the other various Cleveland teams. Follow Brandon on twitter @burasek10

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