Originally posted on Sun Sentinel  |  Last updated 10/7/11

BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 19: Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria watches from the seats as his team takes on the New York Yankees in game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series on October 19, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Artist Red Grooms’ wikipedia page notes he’s “best known for his colorful pop art constructions depicting frenetic scenes of modern urban life.” Marlins home runs at their new ballpark next season certainly will be frenetic, if for no other reason than the spectacle they will ignite in center field. Owner Jeffrey Loria commissioned Grooms to create the Miami version of the Mets’ home run apple. Grooms’ work, depicted here courtesy of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs’ Facebook page, could make it difficult for fans to concentrate on the hitter circling the bases. It could make it difficult for the hitter to concentrate on circling the bases. I’ll reserve final judgment on the $2.5 million sculpture until I lay eyes on it. No question, it has a lot going on, from the spinning Marlins to the Las Vegas-style lights to what looks like a Mayan- or Aztec-inspired sun. If Quetzalcoatl does in fact return in 2012, this piece might prompt him to appear somewhere other than...
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