Miami Marlins On Pace To Be Worst National League Team In 50 Years
The Marlins suck and can't draw a crowd, while the Heat continue to sell out. Is Miami a city full of bandwagon fans?
The Marlins should be called the Blowfish
Just over a week into June, the Marlins are currently 18-44 with a winning percentage of only .290. At this pace, they will be the worst National League team in Major League Baseball in the last 50 years, and the 2nd worst team in the last 50 years (only the 2003 Detroit Tigers sucked worse, finishing with a pathetic winning percentage of .265).
The only thing worse than their record is their attendance
This year the Marlins have sold less than 18,000 tickets per game on average, compared to last year’s average of 27,000.
“Baseball attendance is down 2.9 percent, but the Miami Marlins alone account for 40 percent of the decline in tickets sold.“ – Sports Illustrated.
The Marlins have never drawn a big crowd, which makes me wonder why the hell they poured $2.4 Billion of city funds into the new stadium. In my opinion, lumping the 2 shitty teams into Dolphins Stadium made much more sense. Now the city has a bill that they will be paying off until 2048.
The highlight of their season so far:
I’d say it’s a two-way tie between their marathon 20-inning win against the Mets:
Yo the Marlins & Mets both suck. How the hell do you play to the 20th inning and still only tie 1-1
— Paige Durham (@Paige_Anissa) June 8, 2013
Mets suck, Marlins suck… Give them both a loss this is pathetic
— Neil Connors (@kidsneil21) June 8, 2013
and watching pitcher Jose Fernandez struggle to figure out how to put on a jacket:
Is Miami full of bandwagon fans?
The Heat have no problem drawing a crowd, but will that change when the fire dims and they have a losing season? We’ll have to wait and see.