Apr 10, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT
Get used to this in Miami. After a 30K+ crowd on Monday night, last night’s Marlins-Braves game wasn’t particularly well-attended:
Tuesday’s announced crowd of 14,222, as a matter of fact, is the smallest since Marlins Park opened last year. There’s a good way to look at this for whoever’s willing. Why not see this as an opportunity for a taste of the VIP treatment, sort of like Elvis renting out a movie theater for himself?
Pretty bad given that, historically, the Braves coming to town have often meant a small bump in the gate for the Marlins.
And when you put up six hits in two games, you’re not going to do much to draw anyone else in later games either.
Gonna be a long year.
- Verducci: baseball should think about an “illegal defense” rule to combat shifts 65
- Chase Headley plays the hero in his first game in pinstripes 15
- And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights 21
- Rockies place Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list 18
- Rob Manfred “heavily favored” to be Bud Selig’s replacement 29
- Yankees acquire Chase Headley from Padres 108
- And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights 39
- Cliff Lee struggles in first start back from disabled list 15