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.