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(Yahoo)   Miami Marlins fans still hold out hope for their team, season ticket sales only down 4% on first day of availability. Hold on, I meant to say there were only four fans in line. Total. I'm so sorry   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 58
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2013-02-10 07:27:42 AM
Who the hell is standing in line in February for single game tickets for any baseball team?
 
2013-02-10 07:40:46 AM
So you're saying sales are UP?
 
2013-02-10 07:45:50 AM
Why would anyone be in line for a single game ticket in February?
 
2013-02-10 08:15:32 AM
One more comment and we beat their total!
 
2013-02-10 08:28:53 AM

FriarReb98: One more comment and we beat their total!


I think its appropriate for the 5th comment to point out that Jeffrey Loria is a cockbag
 
2013-02-10 08:35:00 AM
What a surprise.  Jeffrey Loria, the owner who single-handedly farked the Expos has farked another ballclub.  Who would've expected that?

Seriously, he is the worst owner in baseball.  Or maybe, the best since he managed to bamboozle the crooked politicians and stupid voters in Miami into financing a stadium for him.  Suckers.
 
2013-02-10 08:37:30 AM

Rex_Banner: FriarReb98: One more comment and we beat their total!

I think its appropriate for the 5th comment to point out that Jeffrey Loria is a cockbag


I'm disappointed that it took 5 comments to point out the obvious.
 
2013-02-10 08:43:42 AM
And yet, they have won more World Series in recent memory than my Cleveland Indians have.

/Still bitter about '97
 
2013-02-10 09:03:34 AM
Some of those comments on Yahoo Sports are...um...interesting, to say the least.
 
2013-02-10 09:22:11 AM
I wonder what the numbers will be like for the Royals.
 
2013-02-10 09:38:23 AM
That's what that park is going to look like all season. How utterly stupid does Loria have to be for dumping his entire team of all-stars after one bad season? He's either a good-intentioned idiot or an evil mastermind.
 
2013-02-10 09:40:55 AM
Rex_Banner:
I think its appropriate for the 5th every comment to point out that Jeffrey Loria is a cockbag

FTFY.  It's pretty rare for fans of every team to universally despise an owner, but Loria is the proof it happens.  Fark that guy.
 
2013-02-10 09:44:45 AM
Season tickets are renewed online, hell pretty much all ticket sales are online these days.
 
2013-02-10 09:46:55 AM

bulldg4life: Who the hell is standing in line in February for single game tickets for any baseball team?



Who buys their tickets in line instead of buying their tickets online like a normal person?
 
2013-02-10 09:55:16 AM

Close2TheEdge: What a surprise.  Jeffrey Loria, the owner who single-handedly farked the Expos has farked another ballclub.  Who would've expected that?

Seriously, he is the worst owner in baseball.  Or maybe, the best since he managed to bamboozle the crooked politicians and stupid voters in Miami into financing a stadium for him.  Suckers.


Yeah. He's the best owner in the league if you stop looking at it from the perspective of running a baseball team and start looking at it as a scammy for-profit operation, as this article discusses in some serious detail.

Of course that means that you suck and nobody will like you. But I don't think Loria cares.
 
2013-02-10 09:58:16 AM
Juan Pierre is going to be a beast this season.
 
2013-02-10 10:02:21 AM
Headline is a trainwreck
 
2013-02-10 10:13:14 AM

Close2TheEdge: What a surprise.  Jeffrey Loria, the owner who single-handedly farked the Expos has farked another ballclub.  Who would've expected that?


To be fair, it's worked out pretty well for the Nationals so far.
 
2013-02-10 10:13:21 AM

eyeq360: I wonder what the numbers will be like for the Royals.




Pretty good actually. Attendance has been up starting in 2009 and has increased every year since. Should be up again this year with the additions to the team. But by all means make jokes your clueless about.
 
2013-02-10 10:19:52 AM

bulldg4life: Who the hell is standing in line in February for single game tickets for any baseball team?


This was the team's annual fanfest. Teams have those in the offseason.

In order to have a fanfest, you must have fans.
 
2013-02-10 10:20:27 AM
The guy in the photo wearing a cammo shirt, shorts, black socks & sandals has to count makes up for the lack of other fans
 
2013-02-10 10:30:04 AM

Gosling: bulldg4life: Who the hell is standing in line in February for single game tickets for any baseball team?

This was the team's annual fanfest. Teams have those in the offseason.

In order to have a fanfest, you must have fans.


Hey, they have fans.  You saw the guy in the Blue Jays hat right?

Honestly, I don't understand the logic behind people saying you aren't a fan when you disapprove of the owner screwing over your team in the off season.  I'm sure there are a number of fans who are mighty pissed about how the Marlins handled things this year.  Of course it is Miami so this would have happened in a few years anyway win or lose, but the owner just made it far easier for people to just decide to watch the games on TV.
 
2013-02-10 11:00:07 AM

oryx: Why would anyone be in line for a single game ticket in February?


People who want to go to Opening Day and don't want to buy a ticket package.

CipollinaFan: Who buys their tickets in line instead of buying their tickets online like a normal person?


It's possible that they opened up the stadium ticket window before putting them up online. The Rangers have done that in the past. And it's probably not relevant in this case, but sometimes buying online can be a pain in the ass, if you're going for Opening Day tickets. Maybe these people were trying to avoid the hassle, and probably didn't realize the demand for tickets would be as low as it was.
 
2013-02-10 11:04:31 AM

DontBeSoDigital: And yet, they have won more World Series in recent memory than my Cleveland Indians have.

/Still bitter about '97


This. I will never forgive Jose Mesa.
 
2013-02-10 11:12:28 AM
Sell to Bush.

For all of the complaining about sports teams that we do, Miami might actually have it right. They are sending the only message that they can and just not go. Eventually an owner is going to realize that he is losing money and will look for other options.

I don't know if I could do that. But then again my team isn't ran worse than Enron.
 
2013-02-10 11:28:11 AM

DontBeSoDigital: And yet, they have won more World Series in recent memory than my Cleveland Indians have.

/Still bitter about '97


I was at Game 7 so hahahaha...sorry

I have been a Marlins fan since day one and even supported them after the world series salary dump and subsequent states of rebuilding but they may have lost me this time around. They didn't even give this team a chance to succeed before they dumped it. Meh, I used to live in Tampa, maybe I'll become a Rays fan.
 
2013-02-10 11:32:39 AM

great_tigers: Sell to Bush.

For all of the complaining about sports teams that we do, Miami might actually have it right. They are sending the only message that they can and just not go. Eventually an owner is going to realize that he is losing money and will look for other options.


Yep. It's incumbent on owners/front offices to field a talented, watchable team and not on the fans to show support. In this day and age of gouging ticket prices and eight-dollar beers I'd probably spend that money elsewhere myself than watching my team with AA players get starstruck at their opponents.
 
2013-02-10 11:46:27 AM

great_tigers: Sell to Bush.

For all of the complaining about sports teams that we do, Miami might actually have it right. They are sending the only message that they can and just not go. Eventually an owner is going to realize that he is losing money and will look for other options.

I don't know if I could do that. But then again my team isn't ran worse than Enron.


The thing is, Loria will make a profit even if the stands remain empty the entire season, all due to his miniscule payroll and revenue sharing. *That's* why he bought the Marlins. He doesn't give a crap about the *game* of baseball, he only cares about the *business* of baseball, and what Jeffrey Loria can do for Jeffrey Loria's bank account size.
 
2013-02-10 11:52:56 AM
The Marlins will be better this year than they were last year.  Only by a game or two, but it'll happen.

Loria's a scumbag who is more or less scamming baseball (and obviously scammed Miami,) but the contracts they got rid of were awful.  From a baseball standpoint, that was a good trade.
 
2013-02-10 11:57:48 AM

degenerate-afro: Close2TheEdge: What a surprise.  Jeffrey Loria, the owner who single-handedly farked the Expos has farked another ballclub.  Who would've expected that?

To be fair, it's worked out pretty well for the Nationals so far.



To be fair? What are you talking about? He conspired with the league to kill the Expos then when it didn't work just sold them away. How is that fair to anyone? They also basically killed a country's interest in baseball
 
2013-02-10 12:18:43 PM
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2013-02-10 12:26:22 PM

Close2TheEdge: What a surprise.  Jeffrey Loria, the owner who single-handedly farked the Expos has farked another ballclub.  Who would've expected that?

Seriously, he is the worst owner in baseball.  Or maybe, the best since he managed to bamboozle the crooked politicians and stupid voters in Miami into financing a stadium for him.  Suckers.


Jeffrey Loria: The guy that makes "Dollar" Bill Wirtz seem pleasant in comparison.
 
2013-02-10 12:28:13 PM

Igor Jakovsky: DontBeSoDigital: And yet, they have won more World Series in recent memory than my Cleveland Indians have.

/Still bitter about '97

I was at Game 7 so hahahaha...sorry

I have been a Marlins fan since day one and even supported them after the world series salary dump and subsequent states of rebuilding but they may have lost me this time around. They didn't even give this team a chance to succeed before they dumped it. Meh, I used to live in Tampa, maybe I'll become a Rays fan.


Hey, at least they put together a damn good team on a shoestring budget.  Sadly, I think we'll see them move out of Florida before the decade's out, lease or no lease.
 
2013-02-10 12:28:20 PM

CipollinaFan: bulldg4life: Who the hell is standing in line in February for single game tickets for any baseball team?


Who buys their tickets in line instead of buying their tickets online like a normal person?


Someone who wants to show off their new camo shirt + black socks/sandal combo, apparently.
 
2013-02-10 12:48:05 PM

DontBeSoDigital: And yet, they have won more World Series in recent memory than my Cleveland Indians have.

/Still bitter about '97


Hey, cheer up! Tribe is signing Jason Giambi to a minor league deal!
 
2013-02-10 01:05:47 PM

The Bestest: DontBeSoDigital: And yet, they have won more World Series in recent memory than my Cleveland Indians have.

/Still bitter about '97

Hey, cheer up! Tribe is signing Jason Giambi to a minor league deal!


AND Dice-K!
 
2013-02-10 01:09:45 PM

DeWayne Mann: The Bestest: DontBeSoDigital: And yet, they have won more World Series in recent memory than my Cleveland Indians have.

/Still bitter about '97

Hey, cheer up! Tribe is signing Jason Giambi to a minor league deal!

AND Dice-K!


Most amusing offseason thing:

Kyle Lohse can't get a job because he'd cost a team a 1st round pick.

Go 16-3 with an ERA under 3 and nobody wants you.

/Same thing with Michael Bourn, more or less.
 
2013-02-10 02:26:59 PM

great_tigers: For all of the complaining about sports teams that we do, Miami might actually have it right. They are sending the only message that they can and just not go. Eventually an owner is going to realize that he is losing money and will look for other options.


Why would he look for other options? He got his taxpayer-funded stadium and MLB is trapped in the Miami market even if they wanted to move the Marlins. They can't exactly go courting a new city with them now, not with a brand new stadium sitting there. They'd have to take the Rays instead.

The only thing Selig could possibly do is impose the 'best interests of baseball' clause and go Marge Schott on Loria by forcing him to sell to someone that gives a shiat.
 
2013-02-10 02:31:20 PM
Well that's odd. A guy who already wasn't spending money on the team prior to the stadium still isn't spending spending money.

Then they built in the worse place possible. You know why the orange bowl failed? Because no one wants to pay 50$ to park in some guys yard in little Havana. People care more about parking passes for the garage than about tix
 
2013-02-10 02:46:41 PM

Malcolm_Sex: degenerate-afro: Close2TheEdge: What a surprise.  Jeffrey Loria, the owner who single-handedly farked the Expos has farked another ballclub.  Who would've expected that?

To be fair, it's worked out pretty well for the Nationals so far.


To be fair? What are you talking about? He conspired with the league to kill the Expos then when it didn't work just sold them away. How is that fair to anyone? They also basically killed a country's interest in baseball


1) I was joking
2) The Blue Jays are still selling.
 
2013-02-10 02:49:35 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: eyeq360: I wonder what the numbers will be like for the Royals.

Pretty good actually. Attendance has been up starting in 2009 and has increased every year since. Should be up again this year with the additions to the team. But by all means make jokes your clueless about.


Mizzou-like typing detected.

/You're not wrong, though.
//It's neat to see the kind of fan support that a good small market team can get now firsthand now that I live in Milwaukee.
 
2013-02-10 02:55:17 PM

RoyHobbs22: Juan Pierre is going to be a beast this season.


Is he working at DisneyLand this year?
 
2013-02-10 03:12:26 PM

great_tigers: Sell to Bush.

For all of the complaining about sports teams that we do, Miami might actually have it right. They are sending the only message that they can and just not go. Eventually an owner is going to realize that he is losing money and will look for other options.

I don't know if I could do that. But then again my team isn't ran worse than Enron.


No, Miami just has the worst fan base in all of sports. They do this with all of their teams and they always have.
 
2013-02-10 03:30:26 PM
If the Marlins stadium boondoggle was enough to get cities to stop funding stadiums, it would be worth it.  But it won't.
 
2013-02-10 03:34:17 PM

DontBeSoDigital: And yet, they have won more World Series in recent memory than my Cleveland Indians have.

/Still bitter about '97


Right there with ya. Even worse is that I've lived in South Florida since 1991, and magically EVERYONE became a Marlins fan around me seemingly just to mock my existence as a Cleveland sports fan.
 
2013-02-10 04:12:20 PM

rynthetyn: No, Miami just has the worst fan base in all of sports. They do this with all of their teams and they always have.


Smartest thing MLS ever did was only needing four seasons to realize Miami was a bad market and getting the hell out. (And getting the hell out of Tampa at the same time after six.)
 
2013-02-10 05:40:23 PM

Dafatone: Kyle Lohse can't get a job because he'd cost a team a 1st round pick.  Go 16-3 with an ERA under 3 and nobody wants you.


Well, when the first really good season you have is at age 33, that will happen.  He's been getting it done lately with improved control, but he was never a guy with great stuff.

He's probably asking for 2012 Kyle Lohse money, but is being offered 2001-2011 Kyle Lohse money, minus an aging penalty.  He'd be a reasonable pickup at $10M-12M per year for 2 or 3 years.

Here's baseball-reference's list of the most similar pitchers through age 33:

Esteban Loaiza
Pedro Astacio
Brad Penny
Jason Marquis
Todd Stottlemyre
Charles Nagy
Aaron Sele
Dick Ruthven
Jaime Navarro
Jim Lonborg

All guys with reasonable careers, but not exactly aces.
 
2013-02-10 05:48:09 PM

Dafatone: The Marlins will be better this year than they were last year. Only by a game or two, but it'll happen.


I'm not sure.  The Marlins' current salary data are here.  I'm surprised they haven't dealt Nolasco yet-- he's owed $11.5M for 2013, and no one else is owed $3M.  Greg Frickin' Dobbs is their fourth-highest paid player this year.  If Ozzie Guillen hadn't been fired, he'd be the third-highest paid Marlin.  They have one solid salary obligation in 2014 right now-- and it's Jeff Holy Crap This Guy Still Plays Professional Baseball Mathis.  Everyone else is cost-controlled or handled through arbitration.
 
2013-02-10 06:29:45 PM
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2013-02-10 06:41:12 PM

Droog8912: Rex_Banner:
I think its appropriate for the 5th every comment to point out that Jeffrey Loria is a cockbag

FTFY.  It's pretty rare for fans of every team to universally despise an owner, but Loria is the proof it happens.  Fark that guy.


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