BY: John Mamola

You would think a strong baseball market like Kansas City, MO wouldn't have this type of problem with a first place team, but they do.  Royals manager Ned Yost was not happy with the small crowd that came out to the newly refurnished Kauffman Stadium to check out the first place Royals take down the Minnesota Twins in walk-off fashion 2-1. 

“I mean, what, 13,000 people got to see a great game?” Yost asked reporters without being prompted to share his thoughts on attendance.

“We’re in a pennant race, yeah,” he said. “We’ve been working on trying to build this team for the last three or four years to put ourselves in a position where we can contend for a championship. And not only the division, but we want to contend for a world championship. It’s really, really important we have our fans behind us at the stadium."

To be fair it was a school night.  The Royals are currently ranked 25th in MLB for average attendance with 23,352 coming through the turn styles per game.  The lowest average for a first place team this season.