- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 7, 2009

SEEN AND HEARD AT DOLPHIN STADIUM

MIAMI — It might be Opening Day, but the largest demographic to attend a Florida Marlins game is still one family of empty orange seats after another. The Marlins drew 34,323 on Monday against the Nationals — down roughly 4,000 fans from Opening Day last year, and their lowest home opener crowd since 2005. The stadium looked much fuller than it will the rest of the year, but even with the infield sections largely filled up, the tangerine octagon that is the upper deck still was completely untouched. That new baseball-only stadium can't open soon enough.

BY THE NUMBERS

6 Opening Day homers from Adam Dunn in the last five years, counting Monday's three-run shot.

TUESDAY’S GAME

Marlins RHP Josh Johnson 2008 record, ERA: 7-1, 3.61

Nationals LHP Scott Olsen 2008 record, ERA: 8-11, 4.20

Time: 7:10 p.m. TV: MASN HD


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