That of course caused an uproar, which is usually what happens when you suggest that fans should be at the game when they aren't. Of course Burnett wasn't really saying that -- he was only commenting that there were empty seats -- but the message was implied. Not everyone was mad at Burnett for commenting on the lack of empty seats. Some supported him, and they were all retweeted by him. If there was one crime Burnett made tonight, it was retweeting people who were doing nothing other than asking for retweets, but that's just my opinion.
PNC Park wasn't packed tonight. (Photo by: David Hague)
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