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OK, I know our attendance is plain bad. They were going over the all star choices and Dusty Baker clearly feels that Miggy is more deserving than Wright. Then the commentator, I don't ever remember his name, the non baseball guy, says Miggy can't win because people in S. Florida don't even know you can vote for the all star team. Dusty corrected him and just said that not enough people go to games to vote, but they know you can vote. Just got teed off at the first comment. It's attendance, not lack of baseball knowledge that is the issue down here.

 

Add that to the list of "u know you are a Marlins fan when?"

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OK, I know our attendance is plain bad. They were going over the all star choices and Dusty Baker clearly feels that Miggy is more deserving than Wright. Then the commentator, I don't ever remember his name, the non baseball guy, says Miggy can't win because people in S. Florida don't even know you can vote for the all star team. Dusty corrected him and just said that not enough people go to games to vote, but they know you can vote. Just got teed off at the first comment. It's attendance, not lack of baseball knowledge that is the issue down here.

 

Add that to the list of "u know you are a Marlins fan when?"

 

Atleast dusty baker corrected him. The marlins wont win any ballots unless they start selling the place out. Hopefully if/when they get one crowds may start coming around.

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It's attendance, not lack of baseball knowledge that is the issue down here.

Eh... I happen to think our fan base is one of the dumber ones around

Yup. I just think about all the people who get up and down from their seats during gameplay, instead of waiting for the half-inning to be over. It's common baseball etiquette.

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It's attendance, not lack of baseball knowledge that is the issue down here.

Eh... I happen to think our fan base is one of the dumber ones around

Yup. I just think about all the people who get up and down from their seats during gameplay, instead of waiting for the half-inning to be over. It's common baseball etiquette.

 

This happens everywhere and everywhere you go you will find more people not knowledgable about the game than people who are.

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It's attendance, not lack of baseball knowledge that is the issue down here.

Eh... I happen to think our fan base is one of the dumber ones around

Yup. I just think about all the people who get up and down from their seats during gameplay, instead of waiting for the half-inning to be over. It's common baseball etiquette.

 

This happens everywhere and everywhere you go you will find more people not knowledgable about the game than people who are.

yeah...its not like there isnt retarded red sox and yankees fans too...actually...i think they are the vast majority

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It's attendance, not lack of baseball knowledge that is the issue down here.

Eh... I happen to think our fan base is one of the dumber ones around

Yup. I just think about all the people who get up and down from their seats during gameplay, instead of waiting for the half-inning to be over. It's common baseball etiquette.

 

Bad baseball etiquette is everywhere...I'm more along the lines of people look down at a right-handed white guy in the pen and assume it's Dontrelle Willis...or the ones that wonder why you're clapping with 2 strikes.

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come on...almost every punk kid i see wearing a new york yankee hat doesn't even know who's playing CF for their team. Most people just jump on the bandwagon for whoever is winning the world series that year. It's in fashon to be a red sox fan now....lol. Everybody i talk to wearing a marlin cap have great talks about our team...sounds like some people here are buying into ESPN's garbage.

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My point is that people here are ignorant of etiquette, while in other places they just don't care. The majority of our fans are pretty unsophisticated in most aspects of being a fan. But maybe I'm just reading into things, who knows?

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My point is that people here are ignorant of etiquette, while in other places they just don't care. The majority of our fans are pretty unsophisticated in most aspects of being a fan. But maybe I'm just reading into things, who knows?

 

Or maybe it's people here that just don't care and every where else they are ignorant. I'm not high on the South Florida fan base but this statement is just a little out there. Just my opinion.

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or the ones that wonder why you're clapping with 2 strikes.

like most of the games I've been to this year, I try to do the clap and people just look at me or tell me to stop!?!? wtf!!!

 

Maybe it wasn't the clapping with 2 strikes because I have never heard anyone complain to anyone about doing that. Besides, we do it all the time. Maybe it's those foul mouthed cheers you said you do in another post that have the people turned off.

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or the ones that wonder why you're clapping with 2 strikes.

like most of the games I've been to this year, I try to do the clap and people just look at me or tell me to stop!?!? wtf!!!

 

Maybe it wasn't the clapping with 2 strikes because I have never heard anyone complain to anyone about doing that. Besides, we do it all the time. Maybe it's those foul mouthed cheers you said you do in another post that have the people turned off.

nope this is true...in the Twins series I got nothing...and I only do the heckling vs the Mets and Braves and occasionally Rays and Phillis, otherwise I'm pretty quiet. Looking back, I don't think anyone complained, but people were giving me looks.

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Fan voting is a joke. . . I haven't voted for anyone in the last 2-3 years

 

And there it is.

 

 

What gets me every year, without fail, is how early fan voting begins. And that we're restricted, basically, to the opening day lineup. De Aza has been injured since when? Yet he's still on the NL Ballot? Fan voting is ridiculous, and year after year we're reminded of that when the best player at a position is sitting on the bench, or perhaps his couch, because he's not a Yankees, Mets, Red Sox or other big-team player. Never really understood why MLB had to go and make the All-star game a popularity contest rather than a reward for the talented --- AND THEN go and put so much at stake in the game with World Series Home Field Advantage. I say put the best statistical player at each position as the starter and let fan voting assist in (but not absolutely) determining the back-ups. And lets go back to the best record gets home field. That's my 2 cents - or 5... Go Marlins!

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