Blue Jays Attendance Prediction Winner is munniec!

Tom Szczerbowski

Congratulations to Bluebird Banter commenter munniec for winning the prize-less attendance prediction contest that was announced in late December. If you don't recall, the contest winner would be the commenter who:

is closest to predicting the total official attendance of the Blue Jays' first homestand of the 2013 regular season without going over.

The winning bid by munniec was 222,222. The actual attendance of the six-game homestand, according to ESPNand Baseball-Reference, was 225,284. Although plen was closest numerically with his guess of 226,912, he went over so the honour goes to munniec.

For what it's worth, the total of 225,284 fans is second overall in the major leagues among the nine MLB teams who have had six home dates so far. The lead is held by the Dodgers who have counted 283,581 coming through the turnstiles.

All the predictions are recorded below, and as you can see, the vast majority of commenters were too optimistic about the attendance--especially for games 2 and 3 of the season. The official attendance for the six games according to Baseball-Reference were:

Gm# Date Tm Opp D/N Attendance
1 Tuesday, Apr 2 TOR CLE N 48,857
2 Wednesday, Apr 3 TOR CLE N 24,619
3 Thursday, Apr 4 TOR CLE N 19,515
4 Friday, Apr 5 TOR BOS N 45,328
5 Saturday, Apr 6 TOR BOS D 45,797
6 Sunday, Apr 7 TOR BOS D 41,168

Here is a record of all the predictions:

Commenter

Guess

Alan F.

192,000

Buck65

214,159

Janz_V84

220,000

eight_legged_freaks

221,200

yellowalman

221,746

munniec

222,222

plen

226,912

expos&nordiques4ever

227,240

Mathlete

229,410

Minor Leaguer

234,828

benk

237,000

hansdampf

237,459

andrrres48

237,869

Emily G

237,938

bankertuck

238,603

jays182

240,001

Damaso's Burnt Shirt

240,002

dexfarkin

245,000

Lanky07

245,040

killik

249,987

Worn Drab Moron

250,629

AceLarkin

252,252

madrush

252,500

Brett4PM

253,714

Qd6

255,555

Punisher88888

256,417

TonyWalsh

256,652

Vagabond13

260,001

melochejonathan

264,252

Nadia

273,185

rdave30

273,332

siggian

277,511

Dr_Furious

288,000

bluejays13

295,559

neilrqm

300,001

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