Derek Jeter is disappointed. Those are his words. My words, you are delusional Jeter.
One-quarter of the way through Jeter’s first season as CEO, the Marlins are still struggling to reclaim the support of South Florida. Average home attendance through Tuesday was 10,676, by far the worst in the majors, and now with a record of 16-27 after their loss to the Dodgers last night, fans aren’t exactly scrambling to jump on the bandwagon.
All that being said, Jeter said he’s not pleased with the team’s record or attendance.”What I try to do is take positives from every game,” he said. “There are a lot of good things we’ve seen. Obviously, no one is happy with the win-loss record. But there are a lot of positives.”
They’re tougher to find regarding attendance, with the Marlins likely to finish last in the National League for the 13th time in 14 years.
“We’ve gotten a positive reception with what we’re trying to do,” he said. “But the bottom line is we want more people to come. We’re not happy with the number of people in here. A lot of that goes with how we perform.”
So let me ask you this Mr. Jeter, did you really expect this team, the way it is currently constructed, to have a winning a record at this point in the season? Are you really that shocked that a team with Cameron Maybin as a starter is 11 games under .500?
I understand being disappointed when you don’t win and when you see bigger crowds at a Sunday church service at Christ fellowship, but you also have to be realistic. This is the situation he has put himself and the franchise in. There is a lot of bad blood after the way things went down this offseason.
You’ve got a long way to go, Jeter before any type of real fan support comes back.