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Trop is a home-field disadvantage

Despite another playoff run, ticket sales are still tanking for Tampa Bay

Updated: October 11, 2013, 3:19 AM ET
By Steve Wulf | ESPN.com

Tampa Bay.

Rays.

Can this marriage be saved?

One party is clearly giving more than the other. Despite the third lowest payroll in baseball, the Rays have provided six straight winning seasons -- a current streak matched only by the Yankees and Cardinals -- while making four postseason appearances in the past six years.

For its part, Tampa Bay has generated the lowest per-game attendance in all of baseball (18,645). The Rays couldn't even sell out their two American ...

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