Though not perfect, Portland a viable city for baseball

With the Expos in need of a permanent home, Portland fits the bill just fine as a city to adopt the team.

Originally Published: August 21, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

When it comes to baseball attendance, there's no such thing as a sure thing.

In 1972, the New York Yankees didn't manage to draw one million fans. In 1977, the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants -- sharing one of the country's most populous areas -- didn't manage to draw 1.25 million fans between them. In 1983, the New York Mets just barely managed to draw more than one million fans.

To be sure, there are some basic Rules of Attendance that generally hold true. Winning teams draw ...

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