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Marlins box office overrun by hysterical fans

This was the scene outside Marlins Park as single game tickets went on sale, as tweeted by Palm Beach Post reporter Joe Capozzi.

Marlins box office overrun by hysterical fans

Cuban American Luis Azcuy, of Hialeah, Fla., stands outside of Marlins Park with his tickets before a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and Houston Astros, Friday, April 13, 2012, in Miami. Azcuy is a season ticket holder, but was offended by remarks made by manager Ozzie Guillen in which he expressed admiration for Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Azcuy is in support of Guillen losing his job. Guillen was suspended for five games. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Cuban American Luis Azcuy, of Hialeah, Fla., stands outside of Marlins Park with his tickets before a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and Houston Astros, Friday, April 13, 2012, in Miami. Azcuy is a season ticket holder, but was offended by remarks made by manager Ozzie Guillen in which he expressed admiration for Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Azcuy is in support of Guillen losing his job. Guillen was suspended for five games. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The Miami Marlins aren't having a banner offseason.

They blew up their recently-purchased superstar squad, and have since made key signings like Juan Pierre, Placido Polanco, and Chone Figgins, giving fans little reason to show up at sparkling Marlins Park, which maintains its near-mint condition mostly due to its very, very little use.

Attendance numbers didn't erupt like they were supposed to 2012, when the franchise revamped itself in name, appearance, affiliation, and roster; they even had their own TV series for a while.

And now, in 2013, some baseball execs refuse to even acknowledge the Marlins are in the league.

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Their fans, however, are a different story.

This was the scene outside Marlins Park as single game tickets went on sale, as tweeted by Palm Beach Post reporter Joe Capozzi.

Bedlam.

As Phillies single game tickets go on sale next week, we can only hope order prevails in our own town, so that we may escape the storm of chaos descending on the Magic City.

UPDATE:

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