Kinsler disappointed with Sunday attendance

BY foxsports • September 29, 2013

ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler, the longest-tenured Rangers player, heard the "Baseball town" chants Josh Hamilton was serenaded with Sunday.

But they kind of fell on deaf ears with Kinsler.

Despite playing their most important game of the season, Sunday's game drew just 40,057 at Rangers Ballpark. While that's a big crowd and more than the Rangers averaged this season, it still left Kinsler wanting more from the home faithful.

"I'm just a little disappointed this place wasn't sold out and rocking," he said. "I don't know what the deal is. We've been here trying to make our fourth-consecutive trip to the playoffs and it's a Sunday day game, the Cowboys are on the road, the fans are chanting 'Baseball town' and stuff like that and we can't sell out."

Kinsler was appreciative of the fans that were at the game. The Rangers finished the season with 3,135,477 fans, second only to last season in total attendance. The Rangers had a walk-up crowd of more than 4,500 for Sunday's game.

"The fans that where here were amazing," he said. "They were allowed to chant 'Baseball town' because they were here supporting us. It was a little disappointing to see the place wasn't sold out today."

Texas fans will have at least one more chance to show up at Rangers Ballpark Monday night for the tiebreaker game. There are still tickets available for the game.

share story