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And Another Thing

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
The TinCaps' Daniel Robertson beats the throw to Dayton's catcher Humberto Sosa to score the fourth run in the sixth on Sunday at Parkview Field.

Told ya so

TinCaps eclipse attendance mark

Remember all those people who said no one would come downtown to watch baseball because there's no parking and the traffic would be a nightmare?

OK, so remember all those people who looked at the sellout on opening night and said, yeah, but wait till the novelty's worn off?

Well, it's August now. The novelty, presumably, has worn off. And on Sunday, the 'Caps drew 7,025 fans to bump their season total to 322,995, a new club record.

And, yes, some of that's because it's still a different experience to come downtown to a game in a new park. And, yes, some of it's undoubtedly because the team's blowing away the Midwest League.

But a lot of it's because the experience is great and people have discovered that all the horror stories from the naysayers were bunk. There's plenty of parking. No one's getting mugged. And having left work downtown on innumerable occasions just as games are letting out, I can personally attest that the predicted traffic nightmares were grotesquely overblown.

This now concludes today's Nyah, Nyah, Nyah-Nyah-Nyah Moment.

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