I feel like we don’t have a baseball team in Miami anymore. At least not a bonafide Major League team.
This is not meant to be a slight against the players who seem to give their best on the field.
I’m referring to the Marlins’ penny-pinching sell-off and indifference to what fans want and deserve.
It has created a contagious sense of apathy.
There is nothing more frustrating for a baseball fan than reasons not to care. On the few occasions when I have turned on the TV, one glance at the score is enough to remind me why I feel this way.
I applaud fans on both sides of the emotional fence, the ones who still support the team and those who have gone into boycott mode.
One can only hope that Marlins management eventually realizes that there is more to life than the bottom line.
With such consideration, they can put a Major League caliber team back on the field and give us reasons to root, root, root for the home team with full conviction.
Mark Elman, Miami