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I'll take that section over on the first base side
2007-12-16 10:17
by Bob Timmermann

According to a Palm Beach Post story, the Florida Marlins drew approximately 50 fans to the first two hours of their season ticket "Select a seat" day at Dolphins Stadium.

The Marlins marketing slogan for 2008 is "You Gotta Be Here!"

2007-12-16 10:50:52
1.   underdog
Maybe they should merge the Dolphins and the Marlins and form one semi-professional franchise. Games would be more interesting if you never knew which sport would occur when you showed up. I bet they'd draw at least 1,000 people that way.
2007-12-16 10:57:35
2.   JL25and3
Some marks for the Marlins to take aim at:

Lowest ML attendance in last 25 years: 2001 Montreal Expos, 642,745 (7,935 per game)

Lowest NL attendance, 162-game schedule: 1969 San Diego Padres, 512,970 (6,333)

Lowest ML attendance, 162-game schedule: 1979 Oakland A's, 306,763 (3,787).

Those are daunting figures indeed, but I have confidence in this Marlins organization.

2007-12-16 10:59:35
3.   Vishal
i wonder if they could set a mark for lowest salary ever for a major league franchise. in relative terms, of course.
2007-12-16 11:06:07
4.   rbj
Most apathetic fan base! Ever!
2007-12-16 11:16:29
5.   Gagne55
1 Maybe the Marlins should play football. They couldn't have a worse record gthan the Dolphins...
2007-12-16 11:26:48
6.   Eric Enders
"The Marlins marketing slogan for 2008 is "You Gotta Be Here!""

The second choice was "Foul Balls For Everyone! Guaranteed!"

2007-12-16 11:42:14
7.   JL25and3
One year when the Braves were really horrible, an Atlanta newspaper solicited new slogan ideas from its readers. The most memorable: "Braves baseball - it's better than being tattooed by a jackhammer, unless it's a doubleheader."

Funnier back when there were actually doubleheaders, but it still works.

2007-12-16 12:35:50
8.   Raf
I'm sure this doesn't help
2007-12-16 13:28:30
9.   68elcamino427
Jeffery Loria and the Montreal Expos are to the Washingtion Nationals


Jeffery Loria and the Florida Marlins are to ....?

Jeff, you make Al Davis proud.

2007-12-16 13:54:59
10.   3rd gen yankee fan
Hey cmon! The Dolphins won today! So they won't be the worst team of all time! woo hoo! /sarcasm
2007-12-16 14:01:47
11.   Brendan
Lowest NL attendance, 162-game schedule: 1969 San Diego Padres, 512,970 (6,333)

what is the story behind this number. 69 was their 1st year correct? did they play at a small local college before jack murphy;. the 5 freeway hadn't been built?

2007-12-16 14:11:06
12.   Bob Timmermann
The Padres in what is now Qualcomm. They didn't draw well because they weren't very good and most people in San Diego were still Dodgers fans. The Dodgers also televised all their road games in San Diego in L.A. despite the fact that most people in San Diego could see them.

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