Just wondering because that's what Baseball Reference is showing for the first game of the double header. I see people in the stands in the highlights. Conspiracy! The media is against the Nats!
Of course maybe they did it to highlight the fact that the attendance still stinks. Even with that 23K or so that didn't go down in the books, the Nats would still be last in attendance (overall and by game) ED NOTE - BAH! I meant worst in the NL but even that's not true. Damn my confusion. They would be 14th as usual in the NL ahead of the Marlins and Pirates. Yeah, yeah, early season, bad weather, no good opponents etc. etc. But come on. This team is slightly more interesting this year.
This looks like a bad year for the Nats attendance looking at the schedule. If you are the Nats you look forward to series vs the Mets, O's, Phillies, Dodgers and Cubs (assuming it's not a Yanks or Sox year). These are the draws. Well the Mets and O's are terrible and they play the Dodgers, Cubs, and 2 out of 3 Phillies home series mid-week.
If this team wants to bring in the fans it has to win.
UPDATE : Commenter Bdrube mentions this USA Today piece on falling attendances. Come on Cleveland fans - Manny Acta is coaching his heart out there!