Boston's regular-season sellout streak, which began on May 15, 2003, is slated to reach a major league record 456 when the Red Sox host Tampa Bay on Monday night. On Wednesday, the Red Sox tied the record set by the Cleveland Indians at Jacobs Field from June 12, 1995, to April 2, 2001, a run that ended on a 42-degree day with a 7-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Fenway Park has the fewest seats in the major leagues, with a capacity of 37,400 for night games and 36,984 for day games. During the streak, 16,298,532 fans streamed into Fenway.Optimist's take: Wow! What an impressive feat!
Pessimist's take: Wow! Way to underserve the demand for your product! If you were an electronics company you'd be out of business right now!
And before you take me to task, yes, I am valuing snark over analysis here (it happens). As a baseball fan I'd much rather have old Fenway around, even if they could be selling 40,000+ tickets and an untold number of suites a night if they had moved somewhere else. Indeed, the fact that they haven't gone that route is probably more impressive than the sellout streak itself.