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How not to grow MLB in Miami – part 1865

Do the laws of supply and demand apply to MLB ticket sales? See the nearby screenshot of a portion of the Miami Marlins 2014 schedule. The last column reflects the tickets available for purchase through a MLB approved ticket broker. … Continue reading

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MLB in Little Havana: Walking through the Houses of the Holy

This Sunday I took a 4 mile walk in preparation for what I hope will be frequent nighttime walks during many MLB seasons to come. Since the possibility that a baseball stadium would rise up on the Orange Bowl grounds … Continue reading

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Restoration and Miamians

Marlins Park opened to a game between Miami’s most prominent Catholic boys high schools, Columbus and Belen on Monday night. Archbishop Thomas Wenski threw out the first pitch. The crowd consisted mostly of Catholic high school parents who have spent … Continue reading

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Worst Day At Miami High Still Pretty Good

The Miami High Sports Hall of Fame welcomed eight new members in its 2011 induction ceremony April 16th at the Miami High Auditorium. There may have been a more diverse crowd gathered in Miami that night, but none with a … Continue reading

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The Loria Years: $300 Million Double Double

Forbes has produced their annual MLB valuations, which gives me an opportunity to update my Profit and Loss financial statement for the Florida Marlins. BD [Before Deadspin], producing the financials was like putting together a puzzle whose contents were constantly … Continue reading

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Bob Griese: Worthy Role Model

It is unfortunate to watch someone who has had such a distinguished career — as an athlete, broadcaster and leader in his community — be subjected to the type of hypocritical — in that no one really believes he is … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Orange Bowl Past is Smiling

A historical injustice is about to be corrected. A Miami Herald article [copied at end of post] notes that plans have been finalized for another stadium to rise where the Orange Bowl once stood. In her informative The Business of … Continue reading

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Birthplace of Many a Miami Dolphins Fan

I was listening to the Herald sportswriter Santos Perez comment on La Descarga Deportiva radio show this past week. Perez noted the similarities between this year’s Dolphin team and the 1970 team. The similarities include a new coach and dramatic … Continue reading

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Miami, See it Like a Rich Septuagenarian, Quietly

Congrats to Norman Braman, he’s #286 on Forbes list of the richest Americans. I’m sure it’s a net positive thing that he and his $1.7 billion call Miami home. But not when it comes to the local sports scene. Mr … Continue reading

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Miami Marlins’ New Homer

Would that it have been Jorge Cantu’s 30th, or even the animated character, Mr. Simpson. No, something much less useful, my conversion to ‘homer status’ that will make Rick Weaver sound like Vin Scully in the coming months. My interest … Continue reading

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