On Wednesday we asked readers to guess how many people would show up to watch Randy Johnson try to win number 300, despite the rain, the fact that the game was in Washington D.C., and that the Big Unit is kind of a jerk.
But the game got postponed.
On Thursday we tried again, and Johnson pitched a gem, and now the results are finally in.
How many people were there to watch Johnson win 300?
According to Baseball Reference, zero.
Now, clearly that’s not an accurate number. As Keith Law points out on his Twitter feed, there were at least a handful of fans in the seats.
It looks like the Nats let Randy Johnson bring a few close friends to the game … and didn’t let anyone else in the park
The Washington Post estimated the attendance at about 1,000.
We’ll continue to monitor this situation to see if we can get a more accurate attendance number. But for now, you all lose.
UPDATE: We’re going to go ahead and call this thing. Last night’s game was a single-admission doubleheader and the attendance was 16,787. The winner is Joe, who guessed 16,030. Congrats, Joe. You’re the lucky winner of a copy of Ron Darling’s book “The Complete Game.” Thanks for playing.