Phillies fans who are worried about the team's declining attendances can take solace in this: the Miami Marlins have it worse.
A lot worse.
The Marlins, who have the National League's worst average crowds this season, announced that Marlins Park's upper bowl will be closed off for some of the team's games this month.
Miami also has the NL's worst record at 10-24. They don't have the major leagues' worst crowds, though - Seattle, Kansas City and Cleveland are all worse off. And they don't have the majors' worst record, as Houston is a half-game worse at 9-24.
As of now, the Marlins will close the upper deck for two series: May 14-16 against the Cincinnati Reds, and May 20-22 against the Phillies.
If you're planning to go to South Florida for those games, be ready. Not only will you have a better view than you might have planned for, but you'll also have a better punchline.