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Major League team plays like the minors


As the Major League Baseball season draws to a close, I would like to thank the Miami Marlins management for giving us, at premium prices, one of the best Triple A baseball teams I’ve ever seen.

Unfortunately, this peculiar collection of minor-league wannabes, with one or two exceptions, were trying to play Big League baseball, which few of them were capable of accomplishing. Not that it mattered to owner Jeffrey Loria, team president David Samson and president of baseball operations, Larry Beinfest. Clearly, they are true believers of P.T. Barnum’s cynical boast, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

Incredibly, they were able to convince a few brain-dead fans that they were serving up the best of baseball. I don’t blame the handful of diehards who attend Marlins games. Most were there to see their hometown teams — New York, Chicago and others.

The rest apparently wanted to see their tax dollars at work in an atrociously expensive ballpark they paid for without voting for it — thanks to the chicanery of the County Commission and disgraced ex-Mayor Carlos Alvarez.

You know who I really feel sorry for? Play-by-play TV announcers Rick Waltz and Tommy Hutton and radio’s Dave Van Horne and Glenn Geffner. These outstanding talents, none of whom the Marlins deserve, were forced to pretend for viewers and listeners game after game that they were covering a Major League team.

Please. Do the Marlins think we are that dumb? Maybe we are since we’ve been hoodwinked by these charlatans year after year.

Ike Seamans, Miami

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