Comments on: 2012 Minor League Baseball Attendance Rankings http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/2012-minor-league-baseball-attendance-rankings.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:16:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: RandyLinville http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/2012-minor-league-baseball-attendance-rankings.html#comment-20637 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42410#comment-20637 Kevin – my mistake on the classification. You are 100% correct and I am 100% wrong.

David answered the other part above. I don’t believe the Reds and Dragons will part and I don’t believe Dayton will ever move up.

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By: David DeLeo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/2012-minor-league-baseball-attendance-rankings.html#comment-20634 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42410#comment-20634 Dayton has had this sort of attendance for years. They are at something like 913 straight sell outs. And there has never been a whisper of them moving up to AA or AAA. The website Ballpark Digest lists their “Affiliation Dance” this time of the year, every two years as teams resign with their parent club or change affiliates. Most franchises are listed as being signed with their parent clubs until 2014 or 2016. Dayton is listed as being signed with the Reds “In Perpetuity.” Their words, not mine. I too don’t see them moving from the Reds or changing leagues in the foreseeable future.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/2012-minor-league-baseball-attendance-rankings.html#comment-20633 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 19:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42410#comment-20633 This would be better broken down by level since obviously higher level teams have bigger parks and are in bigger cities. Still, we already knew Indy was a top AAA affiliate.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/2012-minor-league-baseball-attendance-rankings.html#comment-20632 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 19:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42410#comment-20632 If they end affiliation it could change but they have a good thing going. Have been down there a few times and it is a nice park.

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By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/2012-minor-league-baseball-attendance-rankings.html#comment-20628 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42410#comment-20628 Yes, Midwest is Low A. It is the same designation as South Atlantic where the Power plays. If you are thinking the NYPL is “low A”, it is not commonly referred to as such. That is called short-season.
Why would Cincy care about the level of play of Dayton? Baltimore has the closest proximity of its minor league teams for any franchise in MLB and they don’t care.
There’s also no guarantee Dayton stays with the Reds forever.

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By: RandyLinville http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/2012-minor-league-baseball-attendance-rankings.html#comment-20626 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42410#comment-20626 I think Dayton will always remain a single A franchise. I can’t imagine the Reds allowing a higher level of play in Dayton, which is about 60 minutes north of Cincy on I-75 if traffic is normal. But, maybe I’m wrong.

Also, the Midwest league is not a low A league.

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