The Marlins Are So Bad, Businesses Don't Want To Open Nearby

Apologies if it seems that we're dwelling on the failures of Marlins Park—but there are oh so many of them, each more embarrassing than the last. This one's about that huge "economic impact" the new stadium was supposed to bring to the area. More than a year after the stadium debuted, not one single business has… » 5/08/13 10:40am 5/08/13 10:40am

Marlins Attendance Is Going To Be A Disaster

Planning to go to the Marlins' home opener on April 8, as Miami kicks off yet another rebuilding year? The odds are: you're probably not. But the Marlins are doing whatever they can to get you in the ballpark: Half-off tickets through Groupon! Two-for-one deals! A free all-you-can-eat buffet! How about a competitive… » 3/25/13 9:10am 3/25/13 9:10am

Jeffrey Loria Strikes Back: "It Ain't True, Folks" And Marlins Park Has…

Jeffrey Loria took out a full page ad in several South Florida newspapers today in an attempt to win the hearts and minds of the six people who haven't quite made up their minds on his wretched franchise. He talks about a lot of things: the unsustainable roster full of major league talent, the World Series Miami won a… » 2/24/13 4:05pm 2/24/13 4:05pm

The Real Cost To Miami For Marlins Park Is In The Billions

We've aired our grievances with the very concept of public financing for sports stadiums, especially the sweetheart deal Jeffrey Loria got for Marlins Park, where the team had to cover less than 20 percent of the cost. But even if you're not philosophically opposed to tax money going to multi-millionaire owners, it's… » 1/25/13 11:10am 1/25/13 11:10am

Jeffrey Loria Had A Marlins Park Cake With Swarovski Crystals And A…

After trotting out Muhammad Ali like a show pony, the Marlins owner welcomed friends and colleagues to his luxury suite on opening night with this cake: a custom made replica of Marlins Park. That bigass logo? It's 3,600 crystals. Probably worth more than your life. I swear to god, this thing better not have a working… » 4/06/12 9:45am 4/06/12 9:45am

The Marlins' Home Run Sculpture Is Alive

When I was young, the Mets tricked me into rooting for them solely by that giant fiberglass apple. I couldn't wait for Howard Johnson or Kevin McReynolds to hit a home run, just so I could see the apple rise out of the similarly comically oversized top hat. So maybe, at 28, I'm no longer in the demographic for the… » 3/26/12 9:55am 3/26/12 9:55am

The Marlins Are Testing The Safety Of Their Fish Tank By Throwing…

I love me some animal welfare, but can't get too worked up by the Marlins having a tank filled with live fish embedded in the backstop of the new Marlins Park. For one, fish are dumb. For another, the other option, the ocean, is not exactly a paradise. There are predators and seaquakes and boats and the constant… » 3/14/12 12:35pm 3/14/12 12:35pm

Marlins President Calls Miamians Stupid, Jose Reyes Greedy

If you know anything about the sweetheart deal the city gave the Marlins to build a new stadium, you know team president David Samson basically bent Miami over a pinball machine and had his way with it. But he's far from done with the humiliation—with his remarks to a gathering of local business leaders yesterday,… » 3/07/12 12:50pm 3/07/12 12:50pm