Found April 10, 2013 on Bush League Chronicle:
TEAMS: Miami Marlins

Just two days removed from packing the stands in their home opener, this was the scene at Marlins Park Wednesday night as the Marlins played host to the Braves.As you can see, the photo was taken during the national anthem, and you can almost count the number of fans residing in the stadium on one hand.The box score from the game claims 13,810 people went were in attendance, but I'm thinking that number was closer to around 3,000.It's hard to blame the fans for not showing up, though. Their owner is arguably one of the worst human beings on the face of the planet after swindling tax dollars to fund a state-of-the-art stadium, teasing fans by bringing in big free agents, then imploding the roster less than a year later.Aside from the poor showing in the stands, things aren't looking too good on the diamond, either. The Fish fell to 1-8 on the year after being handed an 8-0 defeat by the surging Braves (8-1).Via The Big Lead


2013 Miami Marlins summed up in one perfectly designed vanity license plate

After the great purge of 2012, the Miami Marlins are sitting in the basemen in the NL East, with a brutal record of 1-6, tied for dead last in all of baseball with the Houston Astros, which is pretty pathetic considering the joke the Astros have become. Owner Jeffrey Loria is public enemy No.1 in Miami, and outside of Giancarlo Stanton, the team has no star power to speak of. Basically...

Miami Marlins vanity plate features a pretty crappy message (photo)

Those of you out there who know a little Spanish — or at least some of the curse words — will have to agree that the word featured on this vanity plate probably more than sufficiently summarizes the feelings a lot of Miami Marlins fans have about their Major League Baseball franchise. It’s funny, you see, because “ierda” is the Spanish word for “s**t” and maybe this...

Miami Wastes Another Great Start

The Marlins’ starting rotation has been one of the best in Major League Baseball thus far this season but that has resulted in a 1-7 record after Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves.  Despite six good innings from Wade LeBlanc, Miami’s offense struggled to get much going once again.   The Marlins have been in every game they’ve played this year but have only been able...

Marlins Park’s Second Opening Night Attendance Woes

There’s nothing terribly surprising about the headline. The Marlins finished in last place in the National League East last season. They traded all of the marquee players over the winter, save for superstar Giancarlo Stanton, who is under team control until after the 2016 season. The team threatened to sue season-ticket holders who refused to pay their ticket invoice in a dispute...

Marlins reportedly kicked fans out of home opener for ripping on the team

Miami Marlins fans are not entering the 2013 season with a great deal of optimism, and why should they be? After building a brand new ballpark, bringing in Ozzie Guillen as manager, and signing big names like Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle last offseason, the team has already decided to blow up their rebuilding project and start fresh. According to Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post...

Marlins fan Smuggles a Raccoon into Ballpark (Photo)

  So you is this bizarre to you? Because it is to me. The Miami Marlins and their fans are obviously in full YOLO mode right now. I don’t know if this Marlins fan brought this raccoon to the game as some sort of protest against the organization for taking the taxpayers money to build a new park with the stated intention of fielding a competitor, then liquidating all the talent...

Scouting Jose Fernandez's MLB Debut

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Early MLB Attendance and Ticket Trends

Major League Baseball has seen a jump in attendance in the last two seasons that reversed a slide from prior seasons. Patrick Rishe of Forbes took a look at the largest attendance gains and losses from 2011 to 2012. The largest gain was from the Miami Marlins (44.2% increase) due in large part to the opening of Marlins Park. One year later, the Miami Marlins are the only team (ever...

Series Preview - Marlins

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Prospect Stock Watch – 04/10/13

The first week of the minor league season is behind us and we’ve already had some interesting performances – both good and bad. This week’s Prospect Stock Watch reviews two minor league performances, as well as one MLB debut. Sam Dyson, RHP, Miami Marlins The Miami Marlins front office added four prospects during last off-season’s mega-trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. Three...

Marlins manage 4 hits in home loss to Braves

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