Re: MLB Florida Living Room New Ballparks & Empty Seats
posted at 11/22/2012 11:32 PM EST
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to Softlaw1's comment:
Miami fans were outraged because team officials had said the taxpayer-financed ballpark would ensure higher revenue and payrolls. Samson said spending reductions were necessary because 2012 attendance fell short of projections.
Despite years of competent management in FL and WS championship result, build it and they aren't coming. What a shame for the taxpayers down there.
Anyone remember that Marlins fan who was giddy about how the new living room was going to be "what was missing". I said it would fail and they would have to continue the practice of selling off the labor. I was right.
What was the screen name of that poster? Jasko or Marlin42 or something like that? I wonder rock he's crawled under. He was angry when I said people don't go to see baseball because their is a luxery living room to watch from.
The Red Sox attendance should be lower, not because of the old ballpark, but because of the poor labor choices and the embarrassing team performances.
BB is not a TV sport. Nothing beats the experience of being at the park. Miami and TB are just bad spots to put a team. Too many transients and retirees that grew up as faans of another team.
I have commented many times on other threads that I believe that both of these franchises should be moved to any area where they might have a fan base. Although, considering that they just built a new ballpark, Miami isn't going anywhere. It is really a shame that MLB decided to allow both of these franchises when they did. Maybe they would be more successful in another area of Florida, possibly Orlando.