Sunday, June 8, 2008

Ross Saves the Day

In what has been a seesaw couple of weeks for the Marlins, the overachieving Fish rallied from 2 down in the 9th to come away with a victory against the visiting Reds. Cody Ross' walkoff HR off Francisco Cordero helped avoid a 3-game losing streak at a time when the Philadelphia Phillies are starting to run away with the division lead.

Unfortunately for money-grubbing South Florida sports fans, Ken Griffey did not hit his 600th home run. Right field has been pretty full of late, as the left handed slugger tends to pull his long balls to that area of the park. It's amazing how people go to Marlins games more for the opponent than for their home team. People have no idea who Cody Ross is, yet will rush to go see Ken Griffey from the Reds try to hit a home run. It's a little sad, but I have to admit, I wanted to be there today too in case he hit it. It's history, after all.

Still, it's a shame, because guys like Cody Ross have been doing great for the Marlins and nobody bothers to see them. Part of it has to be that the park is so far away from everyone. Sure it's in the center of the South Florida population center, but it's nowhere near any massive concentrations of people. I'd bet a Downtown site would produce a lot more attendance, but I digress. The Marlins are up 4-1 as I write this, so hopefully they can take 2 of 3 from the Reds, who embarrassed us a few weeks ago.

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