November 23, 2005

A Marlin Move?

The Florida Marlins, already in the midst of their second post-championship fire sale in 7 years, are making noises about moving from Miami.

Go, I say. As anyone who has ever watched a game or highlights of a game at Pro Player Stadium, it's clear that no one down in Miami cares about the Marlins or has any interest in going to games, and they're going to continue to play to tens of thousands of empty seats no matter how many championships they win. Besides, more people in Florida root for the Yankees than the Marlins and Devil Rays combined.

Can you say "Las Vegas Marlins"?

UPDATE: I see this blog is #1 on Google for "Marlins Vegas."

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 23, 2005 11:29 AM

There was an article in the Strib last weekend saying that Vegas just won;t be prepared to get a team until 2010.

There is no stadium, there really is not a large enough population, and the casinos are not on board.

I don't think that Vegas is ready for a pro team, and especially one that will have 81 home games in the middle of the summer.

Posted by: Jeff S at November 23, 2005 11:18 PM
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