LOOK: Protesting Marlins Fans Booted From Stadium
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
Like most lifelong Marlins fans, Fort Lauderdale resident Dan Barton is over the team's miserly owner Jeffrey Loria.
So he started a website called rageagainstthemarlins.com.
And when the Marlins' home opener came around Monday night, the 25-year-old grabbed a handful of friends, put on a t-shirt that read "Marlins baseball - helping other teams get better since 1998," drove to Miami, bought tickets from a scalper, parked in a neighbor's yard, and hit the concourse with a sign reading "Free The Marlins."
There, they ran into reporters from the Palm Beach Post and South Florida Sun Sentinel -- scalping tickets was their way of making sure Loria didn't get their money, they said -- as two police officers watched nearby.
After the interview, the group was ejected from the ballpark as they moved to watch the game.
"We didn't even make it to our seats," Barton told the Post, explaining that an officer claimed their sign was blocking the view of other fans.
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