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The Cincinnati Reds Are Packing ‘Em In At The Great American Ball Park

Pirates Reds BaseballPirates Reds BaseballBetween 1,500 and 2,000 people decided it was worth their while to show up for the first game of a doubleheader between the struggling Pirates and Reds in Cincinnati, even though the announced crowd was stated to be 13,051. I bet you can get 1500 people to show up for free prostate exams, for crying out loud. Even worse, a paltry 9,087 bothered to come through the gates for the nightcap, the lowest total ever at the ballpark, which opened in 2003.

And you know what? Those fair-weathered hometown fans missed out on a real treat as the Reds swept the Pirates in those two game, their first such sweep of a doubleheader in 10 years.

I sense a winning streak coming on!!!

The locals are choosing to blame “a Monday workday/school day/school night” combo platter for the lackadaisical support for the team, but I’m willing to bet that it has a lot more to do with the fact that the Reds suck balls. Reaching nine consecutive losing seasons has that effect on people sometimes.

More photos after the jump.

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That’s just embarrassing, man. Maybe there was a Howard Hesseman autograph party going on somewhere in town. Either way, morale is so low that stadium employees aren’t even urinating in the cheese sauce for nachos and soft pretzels anymore.

Small crowds see Reds sweep Bucs [The Cincinnati Enquirer]