Message to Major League Baseball: The next time the Florida Marlins decide they want to leave Florida for another location and a new stadium, let them go. Right now, very few people care whether the Marlins are in Miami or not.
When the Milwaukee Brewers recently played a three-game series in Miami, the 3-day attendance total was 33,819, for a per game average of 11,273. I know the Brewers may not be the big draw that the New York Mets or Chicago Cubs may be, but for the most part, that's the attendance story most of the time at Florida Marlin home games.
In Milwaukee, where the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels just finished a three-game series, the 3-day attendance total hit 52,496. The three game averages were 17,499. I know tickets ($10) were a bargain, but fans were watching two out of market teams at Miller Park. And Milwaukee is one of the smallest markets in all of baseball.
It goes to show you that the Wisconsin sports fan is truly top notch. Obviously the same can't be said about the baseball fans in Florida.
What would happen if the Marlins left town? If a tree fell in the middle of the forest, would anyone hear it? My guess is nobody would know, or care.