This year's Tigers are better than many fans expected. Still, the team is six games under .500 and eight games behind first-place Cleveland in their American League division.
So it's no great surprise attendance at Comerica Park is down.
Detroit is down nearly 26 percent in total attendance through the first 40 home games at Comerica Park this season, a drop of nearly 293,000 fans from 1.1 million at the same point last year, reports Bill Shea of Crain's Detroit Business.
The decline has cost the team about $20 million so far this season, Crain's reports.
The decline isn't unique to the Tigers.
Overall, Major League Baseball has seen a drop of 6.5-percent in attendance through June 16. About two-thirds of the clubs are down in attenance.