I was in Miami for the Marlins’ opening day against the Dodgers, April 5, 1993. It was great. Now the Marlins have a shiny new stadium, and the team has blown its budget for the next 10 years. So why shouldn’t it have decided to have a giant “fire sale?”
I’ve since moved back to San Diego, and there is relevance here. After the first season in their new shiny stadium, which was practically given to them by the city and the fans, the Padres did the same thing — sold off their top players. The team has played AA baseball, at best, since. Does this sound familiar?
Good luck to my friends in Miami, you deserve better — so does San Diego.
Wayne Stokes, El Cajon, Calif.