Originally posted on FatManWriting  |  Last updated 5/10/13
The Miami Marlins have what could be called a love/hate relationship with its fan base. For the most part the folks in South Beach love to hate their baseball team. They've shown that so far this season by not being too excited to by season tickets and then by simply not coming to games (Marlins are 26th with just under 19K a game). Their feelings have become even more painfully clear thanks to a contest the team is running--an ultimate fan contest. It is not an unusual move for a team to hold such a contest. Most of them do. Normally the chance to win a free trip to New York City would be enough for even non-baseball fans to becoeme interested. Not in Miami. The contest has illicited some rather interesting and unflattering responses. "I would rather have root canal surgery than watch the Marlins." "I'd rather go to an Astros game." "I'll honestly be suprised if the Marlins win more games then the Heat." "Please let me choose the game to watch. If I have...
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