Last night I went to my first MLB game of the season, Dodgers-Giants. The game was delayed over 2 hours, due to rain. And this was SoCal rain - a light intermittent drizzle, something they'd probably play through in Boston or New York or Baltimore. So after an endless documentary on the Dodgers from ca. 1988 ("Mike Scioscia: Dodgers catcher 1980-present"), the game finally began around 9:45. When it did, the stadium was half empty (or half full, if you're into that), and only got emptier as the game progressed.
I just kept thinking: this is the big West Coast baseball rivalry? The only sign of life by the fans was the loudness of the "Barry Sucks" chants. (And yes, my proposed signs were far more awesome than anything the Dodgers fans said or did.) Pretty sad. X pretty much nailed it beforehand: "Most Boston-TB games have more intensity." Of course, there's an upside to crappy fanbases like that: we all got free tickets to a game in late May, just for sticking around. Goooo Rockies!
(Speaking of which, a little trivia: Jamey Wright had 132 starts for the Rockies, the starts by a single pitcher in team history. Also, his ears are terrifyingly huge.)