For many baseball fans, Opening Day serves as a symbol of rebirth, a chance to forget last season and start fresh with a 0-0 record. This translates into high TV ratings and record attendance, with Opening Day holding the attendance record season after season for many teams. But perhaps what it is most remarkable about the sense of hope and excitement associated with Opening Day is how short-lived it can be. In fact, more than half of all teams in the league see their attendance drop by more than 40% from Game 1 to Game 2. Still, some fan bases are more resilient, a fact that isn't always correlated with a win in Game 1. Historically strong fan bases like the Giants, Rangers, Yankees and Red Sox continue to fill their stadiums long after the Opening Day fervor has faded. To find out how your team stacks up, click on the chart below.
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