Mired in a losing skid with drama surrounding their recent coaching change, things are not going so well for the Miami Marlins right now. Their play on the field has been abysmal, and they aren't doing much winning off of it either.
Last Thursday night the team held a charity event called 'Fish-N-Chips' where fans could pay up to $175 to meet and greet with Marlins players. The event was advertised as a way to "rub elbows with your favorite Marlins players, coaches and alumni."
The only problem was, well, no players showed up. Like none of them.
To be fair, the players were not required to attend the event. It was not mandatory. But one would think at least some of them would show, right?
The frustration in Miami is detailed well by Broward-Palm Beach New Times writer Chris Joseph, who wrote "the Miami Marlins refuse to stop letting their fans down in the most egregious ways imaginable."
He also has reaction from fans on Twitter. It's funny stuff when observing from afar, but clearly fans are not pleased. What a mess.
[Via Broward-Palm Beach Times]