MLB Attendance Drops to Lowest Average In 15 Years Baseball has the lowest attendance in over 15 years. Why? As the article speculates, it is probably a combination of factors. Never in the history of baseball have so many teams been on track to lose a 100 games. We have teams from day one no one takes seriously. You are then left with watching the really good teams play there horrible teams, or worse, you have two really bad teams play that no one cares about. Never before in the history of baseball has there been such a payroll discrepancy. You have your rich teams and poor teams. How can a team like the Devil Rays compete with a team like the Yankees when the Yankees spend more money on their bull pen than the Rays spend on their entire team? It's just not working and people know it. The movie "Moneyball" is a good movie to watch to understand this issue, which was created by the baseball unions since the last strike. Other factors, the game is too boring for fans today and weather probably also have an effect, as well as rising admission rates and concession prices. So there is it, the best sport ever created and it is dying. I reckon nothing lasts forever.