96 Games in California. 66 Games on the Road. Angels fans can drive to 96 games in California this season, thanks to 9 against the A's (all Mon/Tue/Wed), 3 at Dodger Stadium, and 3 in San Diego.
@San Diego May 18th,19th, 20th
@Oakland May 21st, 22nd, 23rd
@Dodgers June 11th, 12th, 13th
@Oakland August 6th, 7th, 8th
@Oakland September 3rd, 4th, 5th
(This is a post about the upcoming schedule by the way, I'm going to drift off course right about now, make a fart joke, and then bring it all back together, enjoy)
The upcoming schedule has 12 road trips, 12 homestands. 24 Missions.
The Angels had the lowest average road attendance in all of MLB last season. Most of that statistic is probably a byproduct of playing Oakland, Seattle, Toronto, Tampa Bay, Cleveland, and Baltimore which happen to be 6 of the 7 worst home attendance teams in the league. It will be interesting to see how the Angels road presence changes as they travel this season, will they draw significantly larger crowds?
By decertifying it's Major League Ballclub, Oakland became AAAA's, and further dismissed an already frustrated fan base. They will probably be showing up in even fewer numbers this coming season, which leads to this thought...
(oh yeah baby)...
can it be possible that Angels fans can overwhelm the number of home fans in Oakland on one or more occasions next season? Especially with a coordinated siege on one night ...taking Oakland. Turning the Coliseum Red.