Thursday, July 6, 2017

Miami Can't Even Sell Out An MLB All-Star Game

For a whole host of reasons, baseball has never really "caught on" in Florida. The Rays play in front of crowds more attuned to Single A baseball. And the Marlins—despite two World Series Championships in the last 20 years—can't draw flies to their overly-gaudy new stadium near South Beach. So, it should really come as no surprise that the 88th MLB All-Star Extravaganza is not sold out yet—for the Futures Game, the Home Run Derby or the All-Star Game itself. Plenty of tickets are still available to the general public—at average prices way below last year's Midsummer Classic in San Diego. In fact, through on-like ticket brokers, you can get a ticket for Tuesday's game at almost $130 below face value. Gotta love Miami!