Reader Vincent Paterno correctly points out that I forgot the Potomac (Daly City, Va) Cannons in my Adieu to Les Expos article. I double checked and this is the only minor-league team in a major-league metropolitan area that I missed. I will add them to the article as I complete the series.
He also points out that a great deal of the Trenton Thunder fan base comes from the Philadelphia metropolitan area--in Bucks County. This is probably true, but the census bereau lists Trenton as part of the New York metro area. Being a Phillies fan, I would love to throw a little support Philly's way (God knows they need it). I do know that a good deal--perhaps the bulk--of support for the Thunder comes from central Jersey, an area that affiliates itself more with New York than Philly and would be more likely to support a new New York team (perhaps in Northern Jersey) than a new Philadelphia one. Perhaps some ratio could be worked out; however, lacking the wisdom of Solomon or the stats to justify a division of the attendance per area, I will give the attendance undivided to New York. Besides at under 10K fans per season, I don't think that the Thunder cranks will put Phildelphia over the top. Their real problem for Philly metro in the study is the lack of support that the Phillies receive from a large fan base.