Marlins Franchise

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: Casey Kotchman #18 of the Miami Marlins hits a ground ball into a double play in the fifth inning during a game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Marlins Face Long Road To Recapture The Fans

Last year at this time, the Miami Marlins were the toast of Major League Baseball and South Florida was abuzz with hope the franchise had finally turned the proverbial corner into a true contender. Just a year later, despite one of the best stadiums in baseball, the Marlins are operating about as far under the radar as any team in Major League Baseball.

CBS Miami–04/08/2013

MIAMI - MARCH 15: A member of the Marlins Manatees performs as the United States takes on the Netherlands during round 2 of the World Baseball Classic at Dolphin Stadium on March 15, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The United States eliminated the Netherlands 9-3. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Report: Marlins Manatees Dancing No More

The Marlins franchise has had little to cheer about in recent years, except for the fun-natured, round mound of plus-sized cheerleaders known as the Manatees; but those days look to be over.

CBS4–12/12/2011

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