2013 Season Survey Results Are In
At the end of the 2013 season, Wahoo’s on first put together a short, ten question survey to gauge fan reactions to the season, certain players, and a handful of key issues heading into the offseason. We received well over 100 responses to our survey, 118 to be exact, and are ready to present the results to the hungry masses. Without further ado, Wahoo’s on First presents Part 1 of the 2013 Season Survey results.
For the very first question in our survey, we asked you, our readers, about the 2013 Indians performance and how it fell in line with your expectations for the team. Not surprisingly, the results were split between two choices – “Far exceeded my expectations” and “Did slightly better than I thought.” 63% of respondents felt that the Indians far exceeded their expectations in 2013 while 37% felt that the Indians did slightly better than they thought they would. As further proof that fans weren’t high on this team to start the season, 0% felt the Indians did worse than expected or disappointed in 2013.
The next question was aimed at attendance. With this being an almost constant topic of conversation, we wanted to know how many home games fans attended in 2013. Admittedly, the question was a bit skewed in that it failed to take into account people living out of town, myself included. A few respondents commented that while they did not live in Ohio, they caught the Indians when they made it to the city closest to them. I also fell into this grouping as I attended three games in Tampa in April. Unfortunately, we all fell into the 44% who said they did not attend a home game this season.
However, what the results did tell us was that the majority of fans made an effort to attend games at Progressive Field in 2013. 40% of the respondents to our survey attended somewhere between 1 and 9 home games this season. That seems like a reasonable number for your average middle class family, but with a shrinking population and 81 home games per season, it’s no wonder the attendance struggles. Also worth noting was that one person in our survey said they attended all 81 home games this season. If that’s true, then congratulations. You’re living the dream.
Finally, the third question in our 2013 season survey asked about the Indians’ 2013 season MVP. The vast majority of respondents, 79%, believed that ether Jason Kipnis or Michael Brantley was the most valuable Indian in 2013. Kipnis actually took home the honor by receiving 46% of the vote. Also receiving votes as write-ins were Terry Francona and Mickey Callaway. Both had a tremendous effect on this team. Francona had his player friendly management style that produced the best single season turn around in team history. Callaway, on the other hand, resurrected the career of Scott Kazmir and found a way to fix Ubaldo Jimenez.
That does it for part one of our 2013 season survey results. Check back in tomorrow as we will reveal who you thought was the Indians Cy Young winner, the biggest surprise, and the biggest disappointment of 2013 for the Cleveland Indians.