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Good seats still available for game already played

Halladay The Florida Marlins are cashing in on failure and embracing one of the most embarrassing moments in franchise history. That's one way to look at it. Another way is that this a shrewd business move for a team struggling to attract fans. Here's what they are doing: The Marlins have put the unsold tickets to last Saturday's home game -- the game when the Phillies' Roy Halladay threw the 20th perfect game in MLB history -- on sale. Marlins tickets range from $12 to over $300, with many of them under $25. The Marlins are averaging 16,578 fans for their first 30 home games this season (28th in the majors) and Saturday's crowd was announced at 25,086.

So, is this a good idea? A bad idea? Probably depends on the level of your devotion to the Marlins. But any team that's able to sell tickets to a game that's already been played deserves a round of applause, don't you think?

[Last modified: Thursday, July 8, 2010 3:17pm]


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