Marlins put Opening Day tickets on Groupon

There are some who say that Opening Day should be a federal holiday, a special occasion that should allow everyone to take off work and appreciate.

In Cincinnati, it is just that – without the mandated pay from the boss.
People in the Queen City struggle to find the last remaining tickets for sale on eBay, often paying up to $200 per seat. On the day of the game, you can find them packed inside any nearby bar like sardines — as early as 9 a.m.
They will then line the streets for the annual Opening Day parade, before making their way to Great American Ballpark (or back to the bar to watch the game).
That’s not the case in Miami.
Yesterday, the Miami Marlins began to offer Opening Day tickets on Groupon. The deal is for up to 52 percent off the face value of the tickets.
Keep in mind, this is not a team that has been in a long-term slide. They were in the hunt for a pennant as recent as 2010, and won the World Series in 2003.
In fact, they are only in the second year of a beautiful new stadium, Marlins Park.
However, the Marlins know they are in for a long season. They sold off most of their top players, and are predicted to finish dead last in the NL East.
But Opening Day on Groupon?
Blasphemy.
– Jeff Seemann