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Marlins OK with protest signs, after all

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08:10 AM ET 04.10 | Though police ejected two fans with critical signs and shirts from Monday's home opener, team president David Samson reminded that Marlins Park embraces freedom of expression -- to a point. [Samson] said displays of dissent are not an issue at Marlins Park. "The only thing you cannot have is vulgarity. That is it," Samson said. "You can walk around with anything, you can wear anything, bring anything. You can eat anything, you can do anything. You cannot do it with vulgarity." The fans who were banished showed creativity with shirts that read: "Marlins Baseball Helping Others Get Better Since 1998." Expect more of the same if the losing trend continues. There were fans with paper bags over their heads Monday.

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Jeffrey Loria, Icon Sports Jeffrey Loria, Icon Sports
April 10, 2013  08:21 AM ET

.....San Antonio-Austin would be a tremendous upgrade for this failed franchise.....

April 10, 2013  08:32 AM ET
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.....San Antonio-Austin would be a tremendous upgrade for this failed franchise.....

There's already another failed franchise close by in Arlington.

April 10, 2013  08:47 AM ET

I can't believe they were thrown out for a T-shirt with the phrase "Marlins Baseball-Helping Others Get Better Since 1998". That's pretty funny.

April 10, 2013  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

There's already another failed franchise close by in Arlington.

<looks around hoping there are no Rangers fans in sight>

April 10, 2013  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I can't believe they were thrown out for a T-shirt with the phrase "Marlins Baseball-Helping Others Get Better Since 1998". That's pretty funny.

Actually - they didn't say WHY they were thrown out.... just that they were wearing those shirts and the alluding of them (the people) being "vulgar"..... Just enough information to cause a stir - without saying anything...

April 10, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Dear Marlins fans. Don't go. Just don't go. The team will still make money, but as long as you show up nothing changes....Loria had to be laughing his ### off to see 34,000 paying protesters.

April 10, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Actually - they didn't say WHY they were thrown out.... just that they were wearing those shirts and the alluding of them (the people) being "vulgar"..... Just enough information to cause a stir - without saying anything...

Dammit, lex. Do you expect me to read the article?


(You are right - good point)

April 10, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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Dear Marlins fans. Don't go. Just don't go. The team will still make money, but as long as you show up nothing changes....Loria had to be laughing his ### off to see 34,000 paying protesters.

THIS ^^^

April 10, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Dear Marlins fans. Don't go. Just don't go. The team will still make money, but as long as you show up nothing changes....Loria had to be laughing his ### off to see 34,000 paying protesters.

and last night, it was a little over 14,000. was listening to the Braves radio broadcast and you could hear the Braves fans in the crowd loud and clear.

April 10, 2013  09:35 AM ET

The Marlins are not even worthy of AAA status right now.

April 10, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Oh course they don't mind the protestors. You've gotta show up to protest and they'll take anyone they can get.

April 10, 2013  09:58 AM ET

Jeffrey Loria, the long lost Belushi brother.

April 10, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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Oh course they don't mind the protestors. You've gotta show up to protest and they'll take anyone they can get.

agreed.. The only thing that caught my attention in the article is Marlins Fans showing up to the game >> I go to Marlin games twice a year and its only to root for My Dodgers when they come to town. Ironically 93 of the 100 fans that show up to watch the game are also wearing Dodger blue

April 10, 2013  10:28 AM ET

"Though police ejected two fans with critical signs and shirts from Monday's home opener".

Wow! Vegas had the over/under for Opening Day attendance set for 1. I knew I should have taken the over. There's $2 down the drain.

April 10, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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<looks around hoping there are no Rangers fans in sight>

No offense to Otis. That jab was directed at the author of comment #1.

April 10, 2013  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Oh course they don't mind the protestors. You've gotta show up to protest and they'll take anyone they can get.

Once they've paid for the ticket, they are no longer needed inside the stadium.

April 10, 2013  11:30 AM ET

8 games into the season and already 6 games out of first place.

April 10, 2013  11:35 AM ET
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8 games into the season and already 6 games out of first place.

At that rate they'll finish 121 1/2 games out to end the season.....LOL!!!!!!

April 10, 2013  11:43 AM ET
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At that rate they'll finish 121 1/2 games out to end the season.....LOL!!!!!!

Miami should play all their games against Houston.

 
April 10, 2013  12:04 PM ET
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Miami should play all their games against Houston.

Wow, was just thinking what kind of a nightmare scenario would that be for the networks if that ever turned out to be a World Series matchup. It might be the first time the networks would ever decline the Series and put on old Seinfeld reruns in it's place.

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