Will the Reds ever draw 3 million fans in a single season?

Or at least top the all-time franchise record of 2.63 million?

The other day at the opening of the Joe Morgan exhibit at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum - and a sneak-peek preview of the scale-model statue that will go life-size and be dedicated Sept. 6 - I asked Morgan if he was surprised that, 37 years later, the Reds' single-year attendance record is still 2.63 million in 1976.

He never answered the question directly, but he did say that "if we had started our (night) games at 7 o'clock, like they do now, I think we would've drawn 3 million. We started at 8 o'clock, and I had people tell me, 'I can't go to the game, and be getting out of there at 11 o'clock or midnight. I've got to go to work in the morning.'"