Hello Marlins Fans: Where Are You?

insaneinthemembraneCorrespondent IAugust 14, 2008

It's really sad that the Florida Marlins have the worst attendace in the majors- this is a franchise that's won the world series 2 times in the last 12 years- the red sox and yankees have also won twice in that span- and yet that's all these teams have in common. Comparing the small market marlins to the sox and yanks would be almost impossible- and it's strange because people in Miami like sports, but not major league baseball apparently. If you're in florida, chances are you're surfing or catching waves or going to nightclubs or sunbathing- if you're going to a major league stadium, you don't know how to have fun in Miami.

So that begs the question- should there be a new ballpark built for the Marlins in Miami- or should the team just move to any other metropolitan city? If you think the logical next step is to build in Miami, you're probably borderline retarted, or maybe you've just never seen a Marlins game or you don't know what people like to do in Florida. I'd think that with just about any city, winning the world series twice in less than a decade would lead to better attendace figures, but that has not been the case at all. The Marlins ability to generate a respectable fanbase that's somewhat better than that of a minor league franchise has been pitiful.

I've always wondered if there are people anywhere in this country who are passionate Florida Marlins fans- if there are, where are you? I think there are more Montreal Expos fans hanging around, and that team doesn't even exist anymore [I always wondered why the Expos name couldn't be used for the Washington franchise- probably because nobody even knows what an 'expo' is- it's short for exposition right?]

You see, sometimes it's hard to judge how a city will respond to a major team starting up. The Marlins didn't know how fans would react before the team began in Miami- it's just something that's hard to predict. Now that we know that Marlins fans are pretty much nonexistent, can you move the team now Bud Selig? We're waiting! Here's some possible cities: Portland [ Oregon], San Antonio, North Carolina, Virginia, Memphis, Las Vegas, New Mexico- Come on Bud, move the team.

FYI - this article is not intented to offend or irritate anyone who likes the marlins- this is just my opinion about why MLB and Miami don't mix well. The Marlins have had crowds of around 400 several times- here's proof: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/12/AR2007091201874.html

This photo reminded me of the movie 'Major League' when the Indians were bad and they drew and average of 50 people per game.