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Old 09-04-2008, 10:05 AM   #2
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And now, for the other end of the spectrum:

MIAMI (AP)—Before the game even began, the Florida Marlins were guessing.

How many fans would show to watch two teams far out of first place on a weekday afternoon game with sweltering humidity and the heat topping 90 degrees?

“I was way off,” Marlins reliever Joe Nelson joked. “I had predicted 418.”

Only missed by a couple hundred.

Hanley Ramirez homered and doubled to lead the Marlins past the Atlanta Braves 5-3 Wednesday in front of an incredibly sparse crowd of just 600 fans at the first pitch.
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