I was just listening to one of our local sports stations, and they were discussing the declining interest in MLB. They started off by talking about declining television ratings (mentioned the Pro Bowl had a higher rating than some of the World Series), and then talked attendance. I understand this is only a one day sample, but as a baseball fan, these figures have me worried. Attendance figures from last night: Cleveland: 9,025 (with the popular Red Sox in town) Florida: 10,482 Tampa: 13,173 Cincinnati: 11,821 Toronto: 11,077 Kansas City: 12,641 HM - Cubs: 27,039 (not like the Cubs to only sell 65% of the tickets) Yankees had over 40,000 announced, but this observation was from a blog: Only 3 games last night had over 25,000. I know that, historically, attendance is lower before school lets out, but I've never seen numbers this low. Note that I am not picking on any one franchise or market. It appears baseball as a whole needs to make changes.