The Miami Marlins Might Have Been The First To Report Muhammad Ali’s Death

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by Tommy Gimler

22,269 people who witnessed the Mets defeat the Marlins 6-2 at Marlins Park Friday night might also have been the first members of the general public to receive the news that boxing legend Muhammad Ali had passed away at the age of 74.

Of course, the craziest part about that statement is the fact that more than 22,000 people actually were in attendance at a Marlins home game, but according to the gang at Deadspinthe team announced the news of Ali’s passing just moments after the game ended, meaning those who were still on hand to watch the final out of the game knew about Ali’s death a full two hours before the rest of us who were hanging out at a “night before a rummage sale” party and had ESPN on in the background.

When a reporter at the Miami Herald reached out to the team for comment, Marlins president David Samson said he had learned of Ali’s death from “someone close to the family,” so they decided to let the few hundred people left in the stands who showed up despite the fact that owner Jeffrey Loria is one of the biggest assholes on the planet know about it as well.

“He’s an important part of our organization,” Samson said. “He opened our new ballpark. Being that he had thrown out the first pitch of this ballpark, and has a close relationship [with the Marlins], we wanted to honor him as quickly as possible. His legacy will live forever.”

So, big time history last night, as not only did the original GOAT pass away, but for the first time in damn near 13 years, going to a baseball game at Marlins Park was actually beneficial…

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