Now, setting aside that the Marlins are one of the last baseball teams playing in a football facility (and one even named for its roommate NFL team), and that team ownership has been giving Miami and the state a decade-long tittie-twister over financing a new ballpark, theres still plenty to suggest that actually attending a Marlins game is not the worst fate available in North American sport. Consider the abundance of nachos, frozen lemonade and cold suds, the latter advertised by a man wearing a colorful elephant hat thusly: BEE-ah HEE-ah! (Seriously, kids love that one.) With perennial attendance figures among the lowest anywhere, entire sections are often available for day-of-game purchase. The HD video board is the biggest in baseball, perfect for replays of opposing teams homers. And soon, the Milwaukee Brewers come for a three-game set; the Marlins previous with them, in Milwaukee, saw all three games decided by a run apiece, with the Marlins winning two in 10 innings. Drag you out to the ol ball game this Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. at Dolphin Stadium (2269 NW 199th St., Miami). Tickets start at $9, and are available at florida.marlins.mlb.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at 954-523-3309.
Wed., May 14, 2008