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Home Attendance Woes

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:

Really?  Jeez.

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:

The Marlins' smallest crowd in franchise history was 4,466 on April 11, 2002, also against Montreal.

Hopefully the team can avoid a new first in this area.