So I attended the Marlins-Cardinals game this past Monday night. Ive been to dozens of Marlins games over the years (at the old stadium and new) and have to say this was the least immersed in the game as I have ever been. I'm used to the small crowds, but on Monday night you could literally hear a pin drop in the stadium. Of the people that were there, a VAST majority were rooting for the Cardinals, to the point that I would've felt awkward by just standing up and cheering "Lets Go Marlins".
This isn't a shot at the attendance numbers, those have always been atrocious. I'm more taken aback by the absolute lack of baseball environment or "buzz" during the game. It almost felt like there was some other purpose to be sitting there and the game just dragging along in the background.
I don't know what the answers are for Jeter & Co. to turn this around, but rooting for the home team at Marlins Park is more embarrassing than ever before.