Dan Le Batard of the Miami Herald observes that the
Marlins players seem a whole lot more interested in
making the postseason than their fans do. In spite of
being in the thick of things, south Florida fans are
staying away in droves.
What does it take to keep Dodger fans in their seats
until the end of a game? How about the prospect of an
appearance by closer Greg Gagne? Bill Plaschke of the
Los Angeles Times writes that his entrances have
become the stuff of legend at Dodger Stadium. He also
discusses the award opportunities for a closer.
Interestingly, Gagne does not feel the Cy Young is
appropriate for a closer but believes the MVP is
because closers are "everyday players and relievers
are everyday players."
The team in the greatest state of flux right now might
well be the Cincinnati Reds. With just about every
talented player they own disabled and the rest traded,
the team is bottoming out in the standings and at the
gate in spite of their brand new ballpark. What is it
going to take to get the turnstiles clicking again?
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer has a five-point
plan to hotwire interest in the team.
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