Marlins President David Samson: we’re gonna be drawing 30,000-35,000 every night

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Gator bait, courtesy of Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald:

Marlins prez David Samson “we’re going to be drawing 30,000 to 35,000 every single game” in new ballpark

Maybe the novelty of the new park will change the game. And of course if the Feesh do go on a big spending spree and land some free agents there could be legitimate excitement.  But it’s worth noting that the Marlins have averaged 30,000 fans a game or more only twice in their history: 1993 and 1994.  And it’s still a team that finished 30 games out of first place.

But hey, optimism.

Video: Ramon Torres hits little league home run in first at-bat of season

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The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.

In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.

The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.