The Cleveland Indians are having a decent season, entering today’s play with a record of 59-59. That’s nothing to get excited about, but it’s not as if the Indians’ chances of making the playoffs are done. Cleveland is just five games out first place in the American League Central and four and a half games out of a Wildcard spot.
So, it’s pretty embarrassing for Indians fans that they drew fewer than 1,000 people for Game 1 of Wednesday’s doubleheader versus the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Chris Assenheimer has evidence of the remarkable scene.
— Chris AssenheimerC-T (@CAwesomeheimer) August 13, 2014
Twitter users crushed the Indians fanbase as the photo started to make the rounds.
Cavs sign LBJ, fans pack Akron stadium to hear him speak. Browns draft Johnny, get 3,000 to practice. Indians can’t get 1,000 fans to a game
— James Grega Jr. (@JGrega11) August 13, 2014
— Captain Tony (@RadioOnTheTony) August 13, 2014
The Browns are getting 3,000 people for AM practices on weekdays. The Indians have less than 1,000 for a 4 pm regular season game.
— Cleveland SC (@SC_Cleveland) August 13, 2014
The second game of the doubleheader begins at 7:00 p.m. ET. Hopefully for their sake, Indians have a better showing then.