Originally Posted by WhiffleBall
Much better ticket sales. Weekend games sell better than weekday games but weekend games against so called premium teams and division rivals sell better than most other games especially during warmer months/when school is out.
My guess is they adjusted the schedule for the Sox to play the Marlins on a weekend when Ozzie and MB were still on that team.
The Yankees, Red Sox, and Tigers sell pretty well regardless of what night they fall on, I don't think it helps the Sox attendance-wise at all to have more popular opponents coincide with already popular days for games.