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    Article: Beloit Season Comes to an End


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    Yes, reported 260 loyal fans for a playoff game #3, of best of 3 series.....and I am sure that is counting sold tickets not attendance!

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    woulda drawn more than 260 in St Paul, thats for sure

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    There are no season/promotional tickets to the playoffs so the sold tickets and the attendance really were the same. Certainly a small crowd, but on a HS Friday Football night, with no advance ticket sales, and almost no local media attention, it is what it is. I'll give a lot of credit to the Clinton fans, as a quite a few of them made the trip.

    I've been to a whole lot of season ending/playoff losses, both for the Snappers and the Twins, and i have to say that this was quite possibly the most disappointing. Losing back to back games in extras, both which were very winnable games, was tough, but knowing that the Twins will almost certainly be elsewhere next year made the loss that much more difficult.

    Thanks to Nelson, Gary, Tommy, and all the other Snappers players and staff who've been in Beloit for the past 8 years. You were all great ambassadors for the Twins, and next season just won't be the same.

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    I was surprised by how sparse the crowd was in Clinton Wednesday night, too, but I think minor league playoff attendance is generally low. I believe it just demonstrates how hard MiLB front offices have to work to get decent crowds all season long. The fans who are just there for the baseball show up for the playoffs, but the fans who go for the promotions and other "extras" that minor league teams have to add to the game experience to get casual fans aren't going to be there.

    Congratulations to the Snappers on a very good season, despite the disappointing end.

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    If I remember correctly, a couple of the other Midwest playoff games that night had attendance of 3000 and 4000.

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    No MWL playoff game has even cracked the 2000 mark this year.

    Fort Wayne, which averages nearly 6000 fans a night, only drew 1700 to their playoff game Wednesday.

    Appleton was the only other site of a game 3, and they saw their attendance drop from 1700 on Thursday to 700 on Friday.
    Last edited by nowheresville; 09-08-2012 at 12:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nowheresville View Post
    No MWL playoff game has even cracked the 2000 mark this year.

    Fort Wayne, which averages nearly 6000 fans a night, only drew 1700 to their playoff game Wednesday.

    Appleton was the only other site of a game 3, and they saw their attendance drop from 1700 on Thursday to 700 on Friday.
    You are correct! I stand corrected! My bad!

    I was looking at the South Atlantic League for that night......where they probably dont have Friday Night Football to compete with!

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    Good article. Too bad someone doesn't tape these games and put them on youtube.

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    This loss was more than a loss to end the season like every other year. This loss ends a relationship between the Twins and the Snappers. Great relationships were formed during the time that the Twins have been here. This was the first game that I have shed a tear at a baseball game. This group of Snappers was a great group. I hope that the Twins end up in Cedar Rapids so that it is only a 4 hour drive to go visit some of the boys that will likely be returning back to A ball next year. The only way to describe the group of Snappers this year is "United". Through the good and the bad they were still great with everyone in the ballpark. There was no separation between the Latinos and the Americans like their was in the Years passed, everyone got along together. The Boys were amazing this year. It will honestly be hard to move on to which ever team comes back to Beloit next year, because the Twins have set the bar high with their players and conduct. I am really going to miss this team. I remember at the end of last year I looked back on the year and asked myself "What Could I do to get better results (photo wise ) next year, and why do I fell like I didn't do enough this year?" Well it is safe to say that I know that I could not have done better to produce any better results given my limited budget. This year I accomplished all the Goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year. I want to try and look forward to next year, but it is so hard to look ahead into the unknown with so much still uncertain. I wish that we could be able to say The Twins are coming back, and that next year is going to be another helluva run with High Class boys, but I be so sure of that with all the changes coming in the offseason. The Group that the Twins gave us this year in Beloit was an exceptional group, and I am honored that I was able to get to know them so well.
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