We Didn’t Know Fish Had Any Fans (Thanks Luis!)

For as long as Luis Gonzalez has been doing steroids? playing Major League Baseball, you would think he’d be aware of the notorious reputation of South Florida baseball fans.

Apparently not.

Luis Gonzalez

The marquee game of the young MLB season was last night here in Miami, as the first place Marlins took on Brandon Webb and the D’Backs, as Webb vied for his 10th(!) win to start the season.

True to form here in South Florida, the announced attendance for the game was 11,227, but the actual turnstile count was more like 5,000 at Dolphins Stadium.

Gonzalez used that turnout to call out Marlins fans after the game, in a comment reported by the MIAMI HERALD today (and aired by local Miami radio station WQAM-AM this morning):

”Everyone was watching,” Gonzalez said of the historic night. “Of course, our fans didn’t know it. They were worried about [NBA Draft talk] on the radio.”

Gonzo, it ain’t going to get any better unless the Fish are in first come September. The fans of South Florida, when it comes to anything besides the Dolphins, will always be laissez-faire. New ballpark or not.

Question: What’s more masochistic these days?

A) Signing as an aging veteran with Marlins

B) Monitoring Miami sports radio

C) Watching television