World The Marlins and Nationals played in a nearly empty stadium in Miami with Hurricane Irma looming

11:06  07 september  2017
11:06  07 september  2017 Source:   Business Insider Australia

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With the hurricane looming , it's understandable if Marlins fans had bigger things on their mind on Wednesday. Wednesday's game is the Marlins ' last in Miami before Hurricane Irma is expected to hit. Share. Recently Viewed. Your list is empty .

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Marlins park© Provided by Business Insider Inc Marlins park The Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals squared off in a nearly empty Marlins Park on Wednesday as Hurricane Irma bears down on south Florida.

State officials have already issued evacuation orders to residents in Florida's most vulnerable areas, including Miami Beach and other barrier islands along the state's east coast.

Irma -- a Category 5 hurricane that forecasters are already calling one of the strongest storms in Atlantic history -- has already ravaged islands in the Caribbean, and is expected to reach Florida this weekend.

Marlins park© Provided by Business Insider Inc Marlins park With the hurricane looming, it's understandable if Marlins fans had bigger things on their mind on Wednesday. Photos from the game showed an unusually thin crowd 15 minutes before the first pitch:

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As South Florida braces for the effects of Hurricane Irma and the Marlins hit the road Wednesday, starting Miami Marlins pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in Miami .

Things didn't look any better by the time the game got underway:

And here's a look at the crowd around the game's midway point:

Marlins park outfield© Provided by Business Insider Inc Marlins park outfield Attendance figures for Wednesday's game are not yet available, but the turnout is clearly lower than the Marlins' average of 20,000 this year. The team regularly ranks among the worst in attendance in Major League Baseball, although tonight's turnout warrants no criticism.

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Wednesday's game is the Marlins' last in Miami before Hurricane Irma is expected to hit. The team is travelling to Atlanta and Philadelphia for a seven-game road trip and is scheduled to play its first game back in Miami on September 15.

This news anchor's response to a Hurricane Irma reporter who called herself 'chunky' is going viral .
People are obsessed with CNN anchor Don Lemon's reply to a reporter who referred to her body as "chunky" on-air.Early Monday morning, CNN news reporter Sara Sidner braved the hurricane's brutal rainfall in Daytona Beach, Florida. To illustrate the storm's intensity, Sidner pointed out how she was being blown away by Irma's strong winds, despite the size of her body, as Yahoo reported.

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