Posted April 03, 2012 on
AP on Fox
Perched atop the Miami Marlins' colorful, provocative home-run sculpture is a blue marlin, poised for splashdown whenever the home team hits one out.
Call the artwork what you will - gaudy, goofy, grotesque, great - but there's no denying it's new. For the Marlins, that's what this season is all about.
They've become a big-spending, attention-grabbing team as they open the season at home Wednesday night against the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. The Marlins predict they'll contend for the NL East title - and more.
When ace Josh Johnson throws the first pitch in the new ballpark, the Marlins will begin trying to supplant the Cardinals, who mounted an improbable late-season charge to the World Series title.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The new Miami Marlins manager went on an awesome Ozzie rant today, like only Ozzie can, going on and on and on about Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
“My favorite player in the history of the game — nobody represents baseball better than that guy, Derek Jeter. Nobody. Not Mickey Mantle, Not Babe Ruth, Not Willie Mays” he said
“This guy is God, a baseball god. “
Carlos Zambrano must have spent the offseason with Phil Jackson, because dude is sounding like a Zen master. Big Z, who was acquired by the Marlins in January, says his favorite part about the new Marlins Ballpark is the aquariums behind home plate because of their calming presence.
“I don’t know how many people have fish tanks in their house but psychologists say it can make...
Commissioner Bud Selig offered a one-word review of the Miami Marlins' new ballpark.
''All you can say is, 'Wow,''' Selig said.
His critique came 90 minutes before the first pitch of the first game Wednesday in the Marlins' season opener against the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.
The ballpark's retractable roof, which is expected...
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig offered a one-word review of the Miami Marlins' new ballpark.
His word: Wow. The critique came 90 minutes before the first pitch of the first game Wednesday in the Marlins' season opener against the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Selig lobbied for years in support of team owner Jeffrey Loria's campaign for the ballpark. There...
In an very bad idea from the mind of Marlins’ owner Jeff Loria, 70-year old Muhammad Ali delivered the opening pitch to the Miami Marlins players in a stretched golf cart (with Loria seated next to the Champ). Ali looks, well, in rough shape. Really rough shape. This honor is something that Ali, and more importantly Ali’s camp & people, should have turned down. No one wanted...
MIAMI (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez drove in three runs with a double and a sacrifice fly, and the New York Yankees completed a two-game exhibition sweep in the Miami Marlins' new ballpark by winning 5-2 Monday night.
The game was the last of spring training for the Marlins, who open the season in the ballpark Wednesday night against the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Juan Oviedo and Roberto Hernandez - who were formerly known as Leo Nunez and Fausto Carmona, respectively - will likely be suspended by Major League Baseball for up to six weeks, sources told ESPN's Pedro Gomez on Monday.
Both pitchers will be banned after they receive their visas and return to the United States, Gomez noted.
The suspensions are believed to be part of the negotiations...
This season is considered the biggest campaign since 1993 for the Miami Marlins as they embark on a new chapter in their history. A new name, a new ballpark, a new look and a new feel all contribute to what promises to be a historic and memorable season. For the first time, the Marlins will play their home games in an actual ballpark instead of a converted football stadium...
A lot can happen in one offseason, and the reigning World Champion St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins are a perfect example.
The Marlins are kicking off 2012 with a complete face lift: a new name and a spastic jazzy new logo on their uniforms, a new skipper in Ozzie Guillen along with a few high-end acquisitions like Heath Bell, Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Carlos Zambrano...
Its so close, the day many Marlins fans have been waiting for since we first stepped foot in that orange nightmare with more name changes than Puff Daddy. For those of us who sat through the all too common rain delays, those of us who baked under the sun on a Sunday afternoon game, this is a dream come true. Joe/Pro/Dolphins/Whatever was our home for 19 years. While it was...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Actual, Real Game: St. Louis at Miami, 19:05 ET
2. Timeless Video: Marlins Home Run Display
3. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: New York (AL) Radio
Actual, Real Game: St. Louis at Miami, 19:05 ET
Regarding What the Deal Is With This Game
The deal with this game is that it’s the first regular-season...