Found February 11, 2013 on With Leather:
The Miami Marlins invited their fans to their special Winter Warm-Up event on Saturday, presumably with cards that read, “Giancarlo Stanton may hate us, but he’s still here”, and it went about as well as you’d expect. That picture above, tweeted by the Palm Beach Post’s Marlins beat writer Joe Capozzi, shows the entire line of people waiting to purchase single game tickets when they went on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Four whole people. To put that into perspective, here’s a picture of the line for New York Yankees tickets*.The good news is that season ticket sales were reportedly only down 4% from last season, which is a surprise considering the Marlins traded away the team’s biggest stars only a month ago. But perhaps fans remain optimistic because they think that maligned owner Jeffrey Loria is finally going to cave to his villainous public perception and sell the team so that someone more concerned with building a winning franchise can take over and reverse the ongoing humiliat...

Miami Marlins tickets went on sale this weekend, but not many people showed up to buy them

How bad have things gotten in Miami for the Marlins? Well for one, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria was voted barely more popular than Fidel Castro in South Florida. And if that didn’t tell you how bad things are, the Marlins held their Winter Warm Up event where single game tickets were put up for sale. And the picture above shows the rather anemic line for those tickets. As for the...

Miami Marlins top batting order seems in place

The Miami Marlins have once again undergone another offseason firesale, after duping the city to provide them a new ballpark. Outside of Giancarlo Stanton, most of the big names have been shipped out of town and another sub-.500 season appears to be in store for the fish. According to Juan C. Rodriguez on Twitter, the Marlins seem to have set the top of their batting order for the...

Miami Marlins spring training guide

Where Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter, Fla. When PitchersCatchers, Feb. 12; Full Squad, Feb. 15. 2012 Record 69-93, last in NL East Manager Mike Redmond (1st year) The personable former Marlins catcher begins his first big-league managerial stint. He managed the last two years at Class A in the Toronto Blue Jays system. Coaches Reid Cornelius (Bullpen), Joey Espada (Third Base), Chuck...

Miami Marlins Fans in No Hurry to Buy Tickets

[@joecapMARLINS] After bringing in some high-priced free agent talent, opening a new stadium (of which the tax payers footed a lot of the bill for), and changing their name from the 'Florida' Marlins to the 'Miami' Marlins hopes were high. Instead what they had was the team's worst season this millennium. To make mattes worse, the team basically sold...

Only 3 People Were In Line When Marlins Single-Game Tickets Went On Sale

This, folks, is not good. This isn’t the line for the DMV or to catch the matinee showing of “Fun Size”. No, this is what the line looked like 25 minutes before single-game tickets for the Miami Marlins 2013 season went on sale. This is what dumping $146.5 million in salary gets you one year after a brand new stadium opens built on the backs of taxpayers. The unfortunate thing...

Miami Marlins 2013 Top 21 Prospects List

Miami is a team is flux. After an offseason of taking on massive amounts of contract obligations they have now blown up the major league team, shipped those contracts elsewhere and will have a tough... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

There's been porn scenes with more people in it than the line for Marlins season tickets has

4. Ok, the majority of scenes end at threesome but...there's plenty with more than the 4 that showed up for Miami Marlins' season tickets. joecapMARLINS bwo BLS And, yes, that may very well be... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Marlins to lean on veteran pitcher Nolasco

JUPITER, Fla. Ricky Nolasco stood in the Miami Marlins spring training clubhouse sounding like a man who gladly would surrender his status as the rotations elder statesman. At 30, Nolasco said he didnt see himself as a mentor to the staffs young guns. Nah. Im going to be the same, he said Tuesday morning. Im a quiet guy by nature. Im not going to change that. Im going to keep going...

Marlins Updates: Chone Figgins, Jon Rauch Signed, Logan Morrison Awaits Clearance

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports on two veteran signings by the Miami Marlins. 6' 11" journeyman Jon Rauch has signed a 1-year $1 million dollar contract.  The behemoth reliever toiled for the New York Mets last season.  The 34-year old appeared in 73 games, and posted a very respectable 0.988 WHIP in the process.  A balky elbow, however, kept his innings...

The Marlins burn every bridge with the fanbase

Anyone who follows baseball fairly regularly can tell you the tales of the Miami(formerly Florida) Marlins.  They are two-time World Series winners, in just under 20 years of existence.  Fans of teams like the Padres, Rays, Royals, and Rangers just shake their head in bewilderment.  But every time they have won the World Series, there [...]

The Year of The Marlins Fan

Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year.  As over one billion members of the Chinese community prepare to usher in the year of the snake, baseball enthusiast in Miami is pumped about 2013 – the year of the Marlin.  Before you assume there was a typo in that last sentence with me not pluralizing the word “enthusiast”, take a look at this tweet by Marlins beat writer...

Photo: Only four Marlins fans showed up to buy tickets on Saturday

The Miami Marlins held a fanfest of sorts on Saturday at Marlins Park. Here is a look at the line for single-game tickets less than 30 minutes before they officially went on sale.As you can see, the Fish are having trouble drawing fan interest in spite of opening a brand new stadium last season.Perhaps it's because the team cleaned house and cut payroll between then and now?...
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