View Full Version : Marlins president visits San Antonio on relocation tour

12-07-2005, 10:04 AM
Florida Marlins (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/teams/marlins) president David Samson visited San Antonio on Tuesday as part of a preliminary search for a possible new home for the team.

Samson said the city was the first stop on a tour that will last three to five months.

"We're not a free-agent pitcher. We're a team looking for a right fit," Samson said.

The Marlins have struggled to attract large crowds at Dolphins Stadium, home of Miami's NFL team, since their inception in 1993. They can leave after their lease expires in 2007.

After previous owner Wayne Huizenga boosted payroll, the Marlins won the 1997 World Series. But poor attendance that season led to a roster purge, and the depleted Marlins finished last in 1998. :(