There’s something fishy (no pun intended of course) with this picture. Something is going on with baseball.
From the Sportress of Blogitude:
And the skeptics said Major League Baseball wouldn’t succeed in south Florida.
According to the box score from yesterday’s game, the attendance was 13,208 at Sun Life Stadium for the big matchup between the Florida Marlins and the Milwaukee Brewers, but if this photo courtesy of @saralivingston (via @darrenrovell) is any indication, at least 12,000 of those paid attendees came dressed up as empty red seats. Jebus.
Granted, the weather in Miami yesterday was pretty brutal, topping out at 86 ° with a dew point way up there at 72.4 ° with 80% humidity, but still, these people live in that God forsaken climate year round, so you think they would be used to it. Further, the Marlins are having a pretty solid season up to this point, sitting at 31-26, only 3 games back of the first place Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East. Can you imagine what it would the stands would look like if the team was horrible? It would probably resemble a typical paltry crowd that shows up for a Tampa Bay Rays game, for crying out loud.
An interesting thing may be happening here. Baseball is becoming unpopular? Sweet begeebus!!!! Say that can’t happen!!
My favorite sport is under attack!!
Marlins Mania: This Is How A Standing Room Only Crowd Looks In The Bizarro World (Sportress of Blogitude)
Mavericks end game on 22-5 run; series now 1-1
Dirk Nowitzki made the tie-breaking layup with 3.6 seconds left, and the Mavericks roared back from 15 points down with 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter to beat the Heat 95-93 on Thursday night and tie the NBA finals at one game apiece.
Capping a furious rally by scoring Dallas’ final nine points, Nowitzki’s final two baskets were left-handed — despite a torn tendon on his non-shooting hand.
It was nice to take the air out of Miami.
Stat of the Game: The Heat took 73 shots & 30 of them were from 3. Series heads to Dallas tied 1-1
Looks like it’s going to be a Miami/Dallas NBA Championship series, and the good folks on the right bank are already talking smack. (Even though technically, they haven’t earned the right yet, since they are still playing Chicago).
Here is the link to the “publication.”
And here is the first paragraph to the story:
The Dallas Mavericks earned a spot in the NBA Finals Wednesday night with their 100-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, which means once the Heat finally put the Chicago Bulls out of their misery tonight, all that stands between Miami and a national title is a shaggy, horse-toothed German and his band of merry pranksters.
So here were some comments to that story by some Texans:
1) We don’t shoot our tourists.
2) Mojitos are terrible, margaritas are divine.
3) Miami is the only place that has an ocean and no waves.
4) Dallas doesn’t get flattened by hurricanes every few years.
5) Our quarterbacks don’t shave their legs and wear pantyhose.
So, this looks like it’s going to be an interesting series, in more ways than one.
Them’s Fightin’ Words? 5 Reasons Why Miami Is Better than Dallas (D Magazine)
What is it with this game of basketball? Dallas was up at one point by 23 points but the Oklahoma City Thunder made it interesting to finally lose 93-87.
The Mavericks, who tied with Miami for the league’s best road record during the regular season, won for the fourth straight time outside Dallas in these playoffs and reclaimed home-court advantage just two nights after letting it get away in Game 2.
Nowitzki went 7 for 21 from the field but Dallas still called on him in the clutch to hold off Oklahoma City’s late charge.
NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant also struggled from the field, hitting just 7 of 22 shots to finish with 24 points and 12 rebounds.