By Joe Stiglich
Thursday, June 19th, 2008 at 7:34 pm in Uncategorized.
Back in March, a three-game series between the A’s and Florida Marlins had the makings of a snooze-fest. Suddenly it’s a very intriguing series between two young teams playing better than anyone could have expected. The Marlins weren’t considered much of a preseason contender in the NL East, but they’re hanging in there.
Unfortunately, a look around McAfee Coliseum this weekend likely will produce a sea of green. And we’re not talking about rabid A’s fans dressed in team colors, we’re talking about empty seats. Judging by attendance at the Coliseum so far in ’08, the chance to watch two of baseball’s surprise teams won’t be much of a drawing card. And the Fish are worth watching, particularly slugging second baseman Dan Uggla.
The A’s may have beat up on the Giants, but their interleague slate since then is no joke: Three at Arizona, three coming up against Florida, followed by three against Philly. Yikes …