I’ve been letting this one stew all day. In the case that you have not heard; the Marlins have let the Phillies take over. This is akin to the nWo invasion of WCW in the mid-90s.
“There have only been 20 perfect games in history,” Marlins president David Samson said. “To the extent that there is any demand for tickets for that game, and there is an availability of tickets, this just made sense.” So, the Marlins are actually selling the remaining tickets to the 20th perfect game in MLB history. A game in which they were essentially made to look inadequate.
You know how most team would have sold tickets to see the world champion Phillies, and their new ace? Maybe put a decent product on the field on a semi-perennial basis? Maybe?
Since putting a decent product on the field in Miami is a very cyclical thing, and thus seems out of the question, the Marlins chose this clever alternative approach.
This is a game that took place 3 days ago. You buy this ticket and you get nothing. This is not that far a departure from what the purchase of most Marlin’s tickets get you…
I like how Marlins president David Samson says there just happens to be “an availability of tickets” for the game. Maybe there is this availability because the Marlins have fallen so far to boast that they were the team to get no-hit for the 20th perfect game.
I don’t understand this one; because tickets for the historic night are going to continue to be sold, the attendance figure for the game will be revised.
As of now, according to the multiple box scores, the attendance for Saturday’s game was 25,086. That is just over 65% to the capacity of Sun Life Stadium for a baseball game. I believe that to be the originally reported attendance figure. I’m not positive,but regardless that is embellished. I doubt close 25k were actually there.
Here is a little more from Marlins Prez David Samson:
“We’re just selling tickets. To me, it’s natural. We’re just selling tickets. We’re not misleading anybody. No one is buying a ticket thinking they are going to the game. No one is going to the game saying, ‘I wonder who wins?’ It’s not as though that there is any consumer fraud going on. These are people who are well aware of the result.”
Let me tell you Samson; no one was ever wondering who was going to win a Halladay-Marlins match-up.
Why don’t you just start giving away the furniture at Sun Life too, Samson. Oh my… no way… Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that:
…the Marlins presented Halladay with the pitching rubber from the game.
Yup, just like Hollywood Hogan’s nWo. The Marlins are playing the role of WCW, and are made to look like fools. At least the Marlin’s fans can move beyond this at this point … it’s all in the past now.
In addition, home plate was removed. The Marlins plan on making it part of the history display in their new ballpark, which will open in 2012.
You are kidding right? What, they don’t have enough Jeff Conine bats and Charles Johnson catcher’s mitts from ’97 to fill the display at the new park?