Hurricane Irene Reduces Florida Marlins Game To 347 Fans
Yesterday the Cincinnati Reds and the Florida Marlins played a double headed as Hurricane Irene is expected to approach the area sometime soon. In preparation for mother nature the Reds and Marlins unexpectedly crammed in a game, moving Thursdays game into Wednesday. Any other franchise this would be a good excuse for a team to hide behind but we are talking about the Marlins here and for years they have set record low attendance figures Major League Baseball.
On Wednesday Hurricane Irene had reduced the Marlins attendance to an unofficial headcount of 347 fans according to by a local radio broadcaster at Sun Life Stadium. He counted five sections with three or fewer people in it and three completely empty sections. The Marlins haven’t announced the official attendance but it would likely be lower than the record of the 1979 Oakland Athletics 653, the smallest crowd in modern history.
Florida sports fan base as a whole makes me sick.