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  1. We were 10th one week ago. Do these trades move us into the Top 5?
  2. Tonight’s attendance was very impressive: 9,469 Only Friday Night with higher attendance was 5/17 vs. Mets: 9,870. We will have our first 10,000+ Friday Night very soon. Starting Pitching was impressive, bullpen was great tonight, Offense was very productive. We will make the playoffs by 2021. The rest of the Division is in chaos, Phillies are overrated, Nationals are mediocre, and the Mets are a soap opera, the Braves are our only competition.
  3. This has to be the greatest Twitter thread I have ever seen. Geff clearly Point-by-Point explains why there can’t be any more excuses for not attending games. The best part is after the thread when the first fan reply is how these players might get traded when they reach arbitration. Geff responds by telling the fan that having a**es in the seats helps! We can’t as a fanbase live in fear that our favorite players will be traded away. This ownership group has proven that they can make transactions that are in the short and long term interest of the team. If this team performs the way they have over the last 36 games (25-11) our paid attendance will be well over 15,000 per game in the near future. One minor change that I would make is keeping the roof open unless temps reach 88 Degrees or there is over a 40% chance of storms. Being overly conservative and keeping the roof closed when there might be a small pop-up shower keeps fans from enjoying the mostly outstanding weather in Late March, April, May, and Early June. The attendance and environment would be better with 85 degree weather even with a chance for a small shower than being indoors. The roof should be used to avoid extreme heat 88+ degree weather or heavy thunderstorms in Late June, July, August, and Early September.
  4. Attendance was 7,327 last night. The only Tuesday Night with better attendance was April 16th vs. Cubs. 8,137. Our attendance is improving as the team develops.
  5. I knew we were going to grow into a much larger fan base if the Rays left. Having exclusive TV rights to the state of Florida will help us have a much larger payroll.
  6. I agree completely and think it’s worse than Loria, Loria made boneheaded moves at times but in the end he always genuinely wanted the best for the team and the best for South Florida. He signed a 13 Year, $300 Million contract for Stanton. That takes commitment. On Opening Day of 2018, the Rays owner complained during an in-game interview about how the new $3 coffee they were promoting was ”too cheap”. Just think if you’re a Rays fan, why would I spend money to support a team when I may not be able to attend any postseason games. Finally, if they ever win a World Series (They Haven’t Yet) where are they going to have their parade! I have an idea, they can meet each other in SOUTH HILL, VA! So grateful to be a fan of Florida’s only MLB team, the Miami Marlins!!!
  7. The tide is turning, since Mid-May when the team had it’s winning streak, the Rays and Orioles have been promoted as the clown show of baseball as opposed to the Marlins. There are four teams with worse records than the Marlins, all in the American League The Orioles are expected to break the record for most HR’s given up with a lot of time to spare. With our starting pitching, we will have at least 20,000 per night in the stands and make the playoffs by 2021.
  8. The team could try to come to an agreement with the city where they could go back to being the Florida Marlins with heavy promotion of the city of Miami via having an F insignia on the front of the cap while putting Miami on the back, TV/Radio promotion of the city during game telecasts, having a Miami Road Alternate Uniform etc.
  9. It’s better for baseball if the Rays leave Florida and go to Montreal. The Marlins should get a TV deal of over $100Million per year because of their territorial exclusivity of Florida with almost 10 Million TV households. We could go back to being the Florida Marlins and have 1 or 2 Home Games per year in Tampa or Orlando.
  10. 18 Months ago everyone thought that Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter overpaid for the Marlins. Now it looks like they might make alot of money by being the only MLB team in Florida Our TV Deal should be at least $90 Million per year based on territorial exclusivity in almost 10 million TV households alone.
  11. Kansas City is close by but St. Louis has vast TV territory that stretches into Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Other franchises that have good attendance numbers because of distance are Arizona and Seattle. If a franchise is placed in Portland it will negatively affect Seattle’s ability to compete.
  12. The baskets are used in order to keep fans from reaching into the ivy to catch a potential Home Run. Also, in my latest post regarding the thread The Rays are Leaving and the Marlins are Staying I detail why I’m frustrated with Baseball’s situation in Florida.
  13. It’s not that simple but it speaks to the fact that some of the excuses used by Tampa fans are not valid. Us Marlins fans are willing to put up with all of the same traffic and other hurdles in order to support our team, even if we are frustrated with the product on the field. I also believe that when the Rays move out in the next decade, it will open up many opportunities that the Marlins haven’t had since 1994-1998. I find it to be no coincidence that our most successful years were when there was only one team in the state of Florida. Our TV ratings, merchandise sales, and sponsorship revenue would be much higher if we were the only team in Florida. For Example, markets such as Atlanta (Braves), Boston (Red Sox), and St. Louis (Cardinals) are all able to thrive because they don’t have competition within a 5 hour driving distance. I didn’t mean to saddle the forum with a ton of Rays talk, I just think that the Marlins would be in a much stronger financial position for payroll and therefore success as the only team in the State of Florida.
  14. The point of the topic is pointing out how foolish the National Baseball Media is for bashing the Marlins fanbase which is upset about the current product on the field while Tampa can’t even turn out 10,000 on a weeknight for a team that is going to win 95+ games.
  15. Marlins (Projected 42-48 Win Season) Tuesday, April 30th Attendance (Night): 7,247 Wednesday, May 1st Attendance (Night): 7,262 Rays (Projected 98-104 Win Season) Monday, May 6th Attendance (Night): 8,124 Tuesday, May 7th Attendance (Night): 8,059 The Numbers Tell The Story
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