Half Smokes Hypothetical is a daily discussion where we throw out a D.C. sports-related question based on the news of the day. It's a hypothetical discussion, which is what makes it fun (we hope).â†µ
We've talked a lot today about the attendance problems the Nationals are having, which was punctuated by their all-time low turnout last night. I've been saying that the team could draw fans if they put a better product on the field, but that is just speculation on my part. The Capitals have proven that winning usually translates to ticket sales, but that might not translate to a team that is so new to the area.â†µ
So with that, the hypothetical is simple today.â†µ
Would you go watch the Nationals if they were better, and in contention in their division? Do you think they ever have the potential to draw consistent sell-out crowds? If they improve, could they ever be as popular as some of the other sports in this City?