The attendance at last night's game was, shall we say, somewhat stunning - but not in a good way.
The crowd numbered a paltry 6,017. A home game low for the season
NULaw made this brief but to the point comment:
This was with Dontrelle Willis starting against the Phillies. The team's elite pitcher facing a club that the Marlins have some history of bad blood. Phillies and Marlins games in the past have featured pitchers throwing at hitters, fights and general ill will.
While I am not an advocate of such, it does normally bring out the fans. Last night was not the case.
Granted the team has lost 8 of the last 10 home games but if you can't get people to the park for a Willis start when can you get them there. This doesn't forebode well for the rest of the season.
In case you were wondering, in a macabre sort of way, about the all-time home attendance low:
Hopefully the team can avoid a new first in this area.