Eight games were played in the major leagues Monday night. Three of the venues being used announced all-time attendance lows. Three out of eight — in one night!I'm a bit mystified. Bad weather doesn't seem to be the culprit. It could be that the honeymoon effect of new stadiums are starting to rub off (this seems plausible in Seattle, at least). Or perhaps, as I've written before, there's just so much more out there to occupy people's attention these days.
Perhaps baseball has hit a point where it should start lowering prices. Revenue is price times quantity, so if prices drop 20% and attendance increases 30%, the team is better off (not to mention more money from concessions, parking, merchandise, etc.).
On the other hand, Mondays have the worst attendance historically. Baseball already acts accordingly, with most off days on Mondays and Thursdays (indeed, 14 of the league's 30 teams were idle yesterday). Also, demand for Monday games can still fluctuate wildly, depending on the weather and whether the Red Sox are in town.