The Tampa Bay Rays are well-known for drawing small crowds at Tropicana Field, but with a storm brewing in September of a mediocre season, they just had their smallest ever. Only 6,509 showed up to see the Rays take on the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. The Rays won the game, 2-1, to bring their record to 70-70 and pull within 1.5 games of the Twins in the American League Wild Card chase. A potential reason for the lack of people may be related to Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm that is building in the Atlantic Ocean. Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties, and weather forecasters are urging citizens to use caution.
Rays host smallest crowd in Tropicana Field history
Fanrag Sports | Sep 6