Since I am in the sports business I can speak to market size and the impact it has. We really use a 3 tiered ranking when it comes to MLB Marketing: Large markets that primarily support 2 MLB teams or are in a large population metro market, mid tier which has more than 2 pro teams + MLB, and small market which is 1 pro team + MLB. CLE actually falls into mid tier but performs like a small market team due primarily to aging demographic and the declining population. Other markets that under perform: Bay Area (Oakland is a disaster), Atlanta (Many Move Ins) Washington (Transient), AZ and both Florida Teams (Many Move Ins & Aging), & Detroit (Aging and Declining Pop). Over performing are Boston, St. Louis, Seattle, Milwaukee, & SD. No surprise that the smaller ones that over perform are in decent sized towns with no not much pro sport comp.