Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Thursday, June 25, 2009
HEY FLORIDA BASEBALL FANS!!!! SHOW UP!!!!
The attendance in Joe Robbie Stadium, or Pro Player Park, or Dolphin Stadium or Landshark Park or whatever the hell it is called now, was pathetic when the two teams met up in late May.
But I expect the Trop to be full.
Remember when people would complain about how the Florida teams should be contracted and that they are a joke? Well guess what? Both teams are exciting and worth watching!
The Marlins are on a roll and are only a game out of first place. You read that right... there is a statistic possibility that the Florida Marlins could be tied for first place by the end of Friday.
The Rays are the defending American League champs, have won their last few games. And thanks to a few winning streaks in June they have turned around their season and are only 2 games behind the big payroll Yankees for the Wild Card.
Both teams have winning records!
The Marlins and Rays have met with winning records in 2004 and last year. Those are the only other two times.
This could be the time that Florida's place in baseball finally becomes something bigger than a joke.
That's right. I said a joke. This obnoxious Red Sox fan will say it.
Florida is looked on by the rest of the baseball world as a place where you can watch baseball in Spring Training and then the fans disappear.
You don't like that? Then show up! Show some life! The Marlins and the Rays are filled with some of the most exciting players in the game... and players who are all but certain to skeedaddle when they ask for more than minimum wage.
Show up! Ring those cowbells. Make up some thing for Marlins fans to do.
Make it so a dude showing up to the Trop with a Marlins hat on has people say "Man, you are brave to wear that here!"
I'm not saying start fights... just have enough fans to have people wonder if a fight is possible.