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Florida Marlins to play in Puerto Rico

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The worst kept secret in baseball is finally confirmed.  The Marlins are hosting the Mets for three game series in Puerto Rico.

The Florida Marlins will host the New York Mets for three games at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico from June 28-30, the league announced today.

"Major League Baseball is thrilled to bring regular season games back to Puerto Rico," said Paul Archey, MLB's senior vice president of International Business Operations. "The growth of baseball around the globe has been tremendous and we hope that by providing Major League competition to the passionate fans in Puerto Rico and around the world, we will encourage interest and participation well into the future."

Well, MLB may be thrilled, but I'm not.  You know that 81 game package you bought?  It just became 78 games.  Lucky you.  The Marlins better be reimbursing those who bought tickets to the series, be it through a package or single game tickets.  I won't start the rant about why the heck are we losing home games since I couldn't improve on what GameFish said earlier.  The only thing I will add is that I hope it rains the series out.  Yep, I dislike the idea that much.  And more than likely the games won't be on television, don't know this for a fact, probably should email FSFL and find out, but I'm guessing FSFL is not sending a crew to Puerto Rico just for three games especially considering the Marlins start a ten game road trip out after the Puerto Rico games over.  Going to play three in Atlanta then head out West.  This is going to be grueling on the players and the fans alike.

So there you have it.  The Marlins will be on a nifty 13-game road trip at the end of June and the start of July.  But at least, MLB is thrilled.