AJBurnett34 Posted September 23, 2003 Share Posted September 23, 2003 The marlins Game against the Mets on Satuday has been moved to 1 PM. Note: Also the marlins expect 20,000 or more every night from now on and they are some other notes at the bottom! Saturday's game moved to 1 p.m. to accommodate Fox broadcast By BARRY JACKSON AND CLARK SPENCER [email protected] Fox has moved Saturday's Mets-at-Marlins game from 6 p.m. to 1 p.m. and will televise the game regionally, including on Channels 7 and 29 in South Florida. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball has set the dates for first-round playoff series. If the Marlins make the playoffs, they would play at San Francisco on Tuesday, Sept. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 1. Game times have not been set, but 4 p.m. is one option under consideration. The series would shift to Pro Player Stadium for Game 3 on Friday, Oct. 3 (likely either 4 p.m. or 8 p.m.) and Game 4, if necessary, on Saturday, Oct. 4 (start time TBA). A possible fifth game would be Sunday, Oct. 5 at San Francisco. Sean Flynn, the Marlins' vice president/marketing, said the team expects crowds of at least 20,000 for each of three games against Philadelphia this week. The Marlins will close their promotional schedule by distributing 10,000 train whistles Thursday, 10,000 posters of the team's Latin players on Friday, and 10,000 duffel bags Saturday. Marlins 2004 schedule magnets also will be distributed, and there will be other to-be-announced giveaways during this weekend's series against New York. Marlins playoff tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. today. Prices range from $9 for upper-deck seats to $55 for Founders Club seats behind home plate. Tickets can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster or by ordering online at www.ticketmaster.com. On the night the Marlins clinch a postseason berth, tickets would go on sale at 17 windows at the Pro Player Stadium box office, and a postgame party would be held for fans at the Gate 6 tent. A-ROD COMING IN 2004 A-Rod is coming. The Marlins are tentatively scheduled to face the Texas Rangers at home next season, meaning shortstop Alex Rodriguez will play in front of his hometown fans for the first time in his career. The six-time All-Star is a graduate of Miami's Westminster Christian High. Other highlights on the Marlins' 2004 schedule: ? They'll play their season opener at home against the Montreal Expos on April 6. ? In addition to the Rangers, the Marlins are set to face Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago and Tampa Bay in interleague play. The Rangers, White Sox and Devil Rays series will be played at Pro Player Stadium. The Marlins haven't faced the Indians at Jacobs Field since the 1997 World Series. The full schedule will be released later this week. Fans attending Friday's game will receive magnetic schedules. Link Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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