OT An [MLB] owner's word - The cautionary tale of Jeff Loria
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11-15-2012, 04:28 PM
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I'm not trying to defend the guy, but, as an NL East fan (Phillies) I watched the Marlins make their biggest push (by far) in FA last season and their fanbase responded by giving them, I believe, the worst turnout in the season of a new stadium for a franchise in history.
Now, this situation more than likely would have occurred whether or not Miami's stadium was filled to capacity or as empty as it was, but, I certainly imagine it makes it easier for an owner to dismantle a team when he sees no correlation between high payroll and high ticket sales.
Which kinda says this market only survives because of revenue sharing subsidies from other teams and subsidies from the taxpayers to pay for the stadium.
It's a bad market overall and too much money was poured into it then its worth.
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