Drew Silva of Hardball Talk had a short post about the Pirate uptick in attendance, based on the Trib-Review story reported by Rob Biertempfel.
What's most interesting about the article are the comments:
"I had no idea that a team worth watching would draw more fans." (Kingjoe)
"Do you mean to tell me that when a team is winning fans will actually show up?" (wildinkc)
" All people need is an excuse, the chance to see a team that they’re not embarrassed by." (samu)
Seems like product is preferred over promotions, hey?