The good: Despite a rough patch on the field, the Rays are having a half-decent May at the box office, climbing to the 26th-best average attendance in baseball (20,519). Three weeks ago, they were 28th (20,111).
The bad: The Rays must go a month and a half without seeing their big draws (NYY & BOS) come to town. Their best hopes for big attendance nights come when the Mets visit mid-week (June 12-14), followed by a Marlins weekend series (June 15-17).
The ugly: Last night's crowd of 10,844 vs. Toronto is unfortunately indicative of what the Rays can expect for the rest of this series (Tue night, Wed afternoon) as well as in their next few games: a midweek series vs. the White Sox (May 28-30) and a weekend series vs. the Orioles (June 1-3). And Peter Gammons is having a chuckle about it.