I understand that professional sports, like any other private enterprise, is a business, but the 2012 Miami Marlins have gone too far.
Clark Spencer’s Oct. 3 article, First year letdown, hits it out of the park in capturing the level of frustration this season has generated. The performance on the field has been abysmal. Marlins management spent more money on assembling a better team, but didn’t do so with good intentions.
It was merely to reel fans into the stadium. I sense that management believes Marlins Park should be a shopping mall/nightclub first and a venue for good baseball lower on the priority list.
I went into this year thinking the Marlins had changed their ways and were committed to fielding a winning team. What I now realize is that a leopard can change his spots, but can never really change.
Mark Elman, Miami