MLB Attendance Drops To Lowest Since 2003

MLB attendance for the 2018 season totaled 69.67 million – a whopping four percent decrease from last season and its worst in 15 years – according to Darren Heitner.The Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants rounded out the top four in attendance for a second consecutive year, per ESPN.com attendance figures.But as Heitner noted, the Toronto Blue Jays saw a massive decrease in attendance. After the Yankees, Toronto had the best attendance among all American League teams with 39,554 per game – a total of of just over $3.203 million for the season.This year, the Blue Jays ranked just fifth among AL teams in attendance, averaging a mere 29,066 fans per game in 2018. The Baltimore Orioles (4,989 less fans per game compared to 2017), Kansas City Royals (7,198), Texas Rangers (almost 5,000), and the Detroit Tigers (5,449), are among the teams who saw attendance drop significantly in 2018.RELATED: THE WORST MLB TRADES FOR EVERY AL EAST TEAMOnce among the top teams in the AL, the Jays, Orioles Royals, Tigers and Rangers are among the worst teams in the majors now. The fans simply weren’t willing to shell out money to see bottom feeders, which obviously hurt MLB attendance.It also didn’t help MLB in that most division races and playoff spots virtually locked up heading into September, meaning most fans had lost hope in seeing their teams chase down postseason berths. Without much to cheer about, some fans had good reason not to help up MLB attendance in 2019.Bloomberg.com projected that MLB lost about $93.7 million in ticket revenue alone for the 2018 season. Fans and pundits can project multiple factors for lost revenue and attendance, but it simply came down to many of these teams not displaying a winner on the field, and the fans simply didn’t want to watch.MLB also endured a woeful decline in offense, with the MLB average BA finishing at .248, the lowest since 1972, per Baseball Reference. Games averaged just 4.45 runs per contest, compared to 4.65 a year ago.Perhaps too many losing teams and a lack of offense drove baseball fans away from the park in 2018. It’s their worst attendance in 15 years, but perhaps the league will get back on track for the 2019 season.NEXT: EVERY MLB TEAM’S WORST DRAFT PICK SINCE 2000

美国北卡罗来纳州一高中发生枪击事件
Friday November 09, 2018

当地时间9日早上6时30分,美国北卡罗来纳州威尔明顿北部20英里(约32公里)处潘德县境内一所高中发生枪击事件。美国北卡罗来纳州潘德县东部的所有学校全部关闭,已经接到学生的校车集体改变行进路线,并停靠在警方指定的安全区域。 截至发稿,警方还在事发高中排查,目前没有枪手和伤亡情况数据。 来源:央视新闻移动网 Source: https://ottawazine.com/feed/

王岐山5天内二见基辛格 两次会面都聊了什么?
Saturday November 10, 2018

国家副主席王岐山今天在中南海紫光阁会见了美国前国务卿基辛格。 这是继本月6日王岐山在新加坡会见基辛格后,二人的再次会面。 在新加坡,他们共同出席了2018年创新经济论坛,基辛格是论坛顾问委员会名誉主席;而本次显然是基辛格再次到中国访问。 作为中国人民的老朋友,基辛格今天说: 赞同通过平等对话和协商解决两国间当前问题,对美中关系未来发展达成共识,愿为此做出努力。 基辛格以95岁高龄再度访华,目的是什么,不言自明。 相信很多读者和政知圈(微信ID:wepolitics)一样,对王岐山和基辛格的交往并不陌生。从2008年开始至今,两人至少见了10次。 10年光阴匆匆,新朋成旧友,两人都讨论过哪些话题?  中美“老朋友们”相聚新加坡 在说今天王岐山和基辛格会面之前,要先说下4天前的那次会面。 11月6日,2018年创新经济论坛开幕,王岐山出席了开幕式,并发表题为“顺应潮流,改革创新,共同发展”的致辞。 △2018年11月6日,王岐山在论坛致辞。 这个论坛是今年新创办的,旨在针对全球性重要议题和复杂挑战,协助各国探寻可行性的解决方案。 如此“年轻”的论坛为何能邀请到王岐山前往新加坡参加?不妨看下论坛的主创们。 论坛创始人布隆伯格,他是彭博新闻社创始人、美国纽约市前市长。他曾表示考虑角逐2020年美国总统。 王岐山跟他早有“交情”。2004年5月10日,时任北京市长的王岐山在纽约市政厅与时任纽约市长的布隆伯格会面,双方签署了《友好城市交流与合作宣言》。 除了刚才介绍的论坛顾问委员会名誉主席基辛格,论坛顾问委员会主席保尔森也是老相识。 早在上世纪90年代,王岐山担任中国建设银行行长时,曾聘请高盛作为重组顾问,保尔森当时是高盛的董事局主席。 2003年6月,保尔森应王岐山邀请访华,当时王岐山为北京市代市长;2006年9月,保尔森首次以美国财长身份访华时也曾与王岐山见面。 基辛格和保尔森,两个人最大的共同点就是和中国交往密切。

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Soi kèo Rayo Vallecano vs Barca, 2h45 ngày 04/11, La Liga
Thursday November 01, 2018

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