The Miami Marlins are looking to improve on their dismal performances that has plagued the team for the past number of years. Monday night started a brand new season, a clean slate that would allow the Marlins to put on a show for the local fans. Monday night was highlighted by a spectacular pitching performance by Jose Fernandez, a 21 year old all-star who is looking to ride the wave all the way to the playoffs and put Miami back on the map as a baseball town.
When we talk about the new stadium, Marlins Park, in the recent years fans have not liked the idea of all this money going towards something that doesn’t give anything back to the city. The team was not winning, the front office got rid of all the main players in exchange for cash and nothing was positive. But, monday night was different, different in the sense that there was actually a buzz in the air as the marlins laced up their cleats and took the field. Marlins Park was sold out and pushed 40,000 fans, a new record for the ballpark and opening day attendance for the ballpark. Miami has made the playoff’s only two times in their 21 year history and both times they have advanced all the way to the world series, ad won it. When we embark on a new season, the young players aren’t worried about losing, they are determined to be the best and win. Miami is a prime destination for baseball players and Miami is well on their way in making this a reality presently.