Marlins Stadium Construction 70 Percent Complete; Marlins' Season Destruction Also About 70 Percent Complete
Say what you will about the Marlins new Little Havana stadium, but at least the actual construction of the boondoggle has gone on without even a single hitch. We can not say the same for the Marlins actually season, however. The pure destruction that has resulted after a promising start is now, by our estimates, also about 70 percent on its way to being another embarrassing failure of a year.
"We're completely on time, completely on budget, and every time you walk through this ballpark, we picture fans here on opening day," say Marlins' president David Samson.
Their shiny new home, built on the grave of the old Orange Bowl, still has nine months and a half to go before its completely finished. Though, the main structure will only take about two and a half months to complete.
"The devil is in the details and the next nine and a half months we'll address those," said Samson.
Clearly though Samson has something else a bit more pressing to address. Like the fact that his team has lost 15 of their last 16 games. The team once seemed like it had an actual chance to win their division this season (for the first time ever), but has fallen to the very bottom of the National League East.
There's still plenty of time to turn it around. The return of Hanley Ramirez certainly won't hurt, but if the Fish want fans to show up next season they better start playing like they deserve them.
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