Monday, April 4, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, April 2, 2022 -- "Jorge Soler and the Marlins"

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"Miami is scorched earth for baseball. In the first year their new park was open, 2012, the Marins sold 2.2 million tickets, their best figure since the first championship in 1997. Since then, they’ve ranked no better than 27th in MLB in tickets sold, and they were last in 2018, 2019, and 2021. The 2018 and 2019 Marlins were the first teams since the 2004 Expos -- a team intentionally wrecked by MLB -- to fail to sell a million tickets to its games."