With the Miami Marlins playing out the string in the final days of the MLB season, the organization's marketing team is apparently pulling out all the stops for a final ticketing sales push.
On Tuesday, a marketing promotion surfaced on social media that shows the Marlins making a direct sales pitch to Mets fans to come on out to LoanDepot Park for the Marlins' season-ending series against the Atlanta Braves, who were tied with the Mets for first place in the NL East entering Wednesday's action.
"Calling all Mets fans," the team wrote in a marketing graphic. "For once cheer on the Marlins."
The image included a #BeatATL hashtag.
The Marlins are wrapping up their fourth consecutive full season of 90-plus losses, though they did manage a winning record in the covid-shortened 2020 campaign. Their last winning season before that came in 2009.
So, perhaps it's no surprise then that The Fish ranked 29th out of 30 teams in total and average attendance through Tuesday's game. The Mets, meanwhile, were sixth, behind the Dodgers, Cardinals, Yankees, Braves and Padres.
Mets fans have traditionally travelled well for games in Miami, with many New York transplants living in the region and some even making the long trip from the tristate area.
In any event, the Marlins' creative marketing scheme turned more than a few heads on Twitter:
Braves fans took note, too: