Marlins’ Double-A team outdrew big-league club at Wednesday’s games
The Miami Marlins’ attendance at home games have been beyond abysmal thus far this season. Somehow, the woeful support for the big-league squad somehow reached a new low with Wednesday night’s underwhelming showing by fans at the gate at Marlins Park.
The Marlins drew drew 6,150 fans to the ballpark for Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to the New York Mets. For the three-game series with the Mets, the Marlins drew a total of 19,669 fans.
To add injury to insult, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Marlins’ Double-A affiliate, posted an attendance of 6,960 for the team’s home opener.
The Marlins are averaging 12,641 fans at home through nine games. When it’s taken into consideration the team drew 34,000 for its game on Opening Day, the average attendance for the other eight ballgames has been putrid.
That said, it’s not as if the Marlins organization should be shocked by these developments given its past offseason.
After all, the new ownership group headed by Derek Jeter jettisoned Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Dee Gordon and Marcell Ozuna in a blazing fire-sale in which most of the team’s top-end talent was offloaded.
And there have been other missteps and embarrassing moves by the new ownership group as well. Heck, Jeter and Company could not even figure out a way to rid Marlins Park of its garish home run sculpture.
But hey, at least Alex Rodriguez isn’t betting against Jeter eventually turning around the Marlins. That’s … something.