Thursday afternoon’s Twins/White Sox game at U.S. Cellular Field was a hot ticket. Or the exact opposite. Twitter user @mattlindner has been posting photos from inside the stadium today and, realistically, all that’s missing are a few strategically-placed tumbleweeds. Let’s estimate there are, at most, 1,000 people inside.
There are a few caveats worth mentioning: it’s rainy, about 39 degrees, the middle of the day and school is still in session. Even so, this is a sub-Marlins level crowd. That said, instead of mockery, I’ll salute any Sox fan — or baseball fan — who made paid actual U.S. currency to watch Phil Hughes duel against Jose Quintana.