Evan Longoria spoke out last night after the Rays game.
In a heartfelt address in which he wasn’t prodded, Longoria said Monday’s crowd of 12,446 at Tropicana Field for a game in which the Rays could have clinched a postseason berth was “embarrassing” and “disheartening.”
The attendance last night was the 4th smallest of the season for the Rays and this with the Rays having the best record in the majors.
“It’s disheartening,” Longoria said. “It’s something I’ve been wanting to say for a long time. It’s not a jab at the fans. It’s not a kick below the belt, but it’s something we’d like to see. Obviously we want to bring a championship to Tampa. We’d like more than 12-to-15,000 to know about it.”