MLB struggling to get attendance back to pre-pandemic levels

  • Fans attend the first baseball game of a doubleheader between the Oakland Athletics and the Detroit Tigers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, July 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

  • Fans attend the first baseball game of a doubleheader between the Oakland Athletics and the Detroit Tigers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, July 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

  • FILE - Baseball fans stand during the singing of the National Anthem before the start of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Texas Rangers, Thursday, July 21, 2022, in Miami. Major League Baseball teams head into the final months of the regular season struggling to fill the stands now, even without pandemic-related attendance restrictions. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

  • Fans attend the first baseball game of a doubleheader between the Oakland Athletics and the Detroit Tigers in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

MILWAUKEE — Blame it on lingering effects of the pandemic, resentment over the lockout or economic fears.