I turned on the game last night mid-way through the first inning, and, judging by the empty seats behind home plate, my first thought was, "wait, they can't be in DC. They were just here." Nope, they were in Atlanta. And the attendance was just that pitiful.
Tell you what. If the Nationals ever stick around long enough to be eliminated from the playoffs in the final days of the season, let's be there cheering loudly. Especially if one of the best young pitching prospect in the game is the starter.
It wasn't just late arrivals either. Check out the sparse crowd in the background after Brian McCann's 8th inning strikeout in a 1-1 game:
And this is the most enthusiastic shot that Fox Sports South could find after Garret Anderson's 2,500th career hit. The golf applause was pathetic. Yeah, he hasn't been a Brave that long, but an away crowd would do better than that.
As if the annoying tomahawk cheer wasn't bad enough, now we know they're all a bunch of quitters.