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Dear Lord, what in the heck is that thing? Thanks to the intrepid investigative work performed by Grant Brisbee at SB Nation, it has been uncovered that the above monstrosity you see is a rendering of a sculpture that will allegedly be placed out beyond the center field wall at the Miami Marlins new ballpark [...]
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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...
Miami, FL -- Miami Marlins Ballpark, Right Centerfield -- This 'Homerun Feature' commissioned by Miami-Dade's Art in Public Places and created by NY artist Red Grooms, may actually exist. And the... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com Follow on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bobsblitz
This Marlins front office has been lauded for some tremendous under-the-radar acquisitions. Dan Uggla was a Rule 5 pick. Jorge Cantu, Greg Dobbs, Brian Moehler, Joe Borowski, Lee Gardner, Clay Hensley, Joe Nelson, Doug Waechter, Kiko Calero and Jose Veras all were signed to minor league contracts and ultimately made nice contributions to the club for one or more seasons.
For those of you who don't know, the Florida Marlins will soon move into a new ballpark and with it change their name to the Miami Marlins.
Recently, this video was put by the Miami-Dade Art's In Public Places which shows a rather awesome sculpture that will be placed in center field and will light up when the Marlins hit a home run:
(Courtesy of Bob's Blitz)
The Florida Marlins' attack on design and good taste has taken a bold step forward, with an animation of the new stadium's anamatronic centerfield structure going viral after being released on the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs' Facebook page.
The arcade-like structure will light up whenever a Marlin hits a home run in the new ballpark set to open in Little...
Earlier this week, the new Marlins logo seemed to be confirmed by pictures taken of the seats at the new stadium. As ugly as the new logo is, the Marlins have totally outdone themselves. The GIF below is of the display in centerfiled that will be put into motion happen when the Marlins hit a home run. It looks like something from one of Hunter S. Thompson’s acid trips in Fear and...
New manager Ozzie Guillen’s Miami Marlins’ coaching staff is taking shape. According to a source, third base coach Joe Espada and bullpen coach Reid Cornelius will be retained. They’ll join bench coach Joey Cora, who worked with Guillen in that capacity with the White Sox, and Marlins’ holdovers Randy St. Claire (pitching) and Eduardo Perez (hitting).
Brandon Hyde, who was...
Marlins top prospect Matt Dominguez fractured his left elbow shortly before Triple-A New Orleans got under way in April. And during the year, the 22-year-old third baseman missed some time with a right hamstring strain. To get some additional work, Dominguez is currently taking part in the Arizona Fall League.
It didn’t take long for the Chicago White Sox to determine the future direction of their ball club.
After essentially trading former manager Ozzie Guillen to the Florida Marlins to become their new manager a week ago– in return for some prospects– the Southsiders have named former White Sox star Robin Ventura their new manager for the 2012 season.
Ventura had been working...
Some of New England's brightest and best boxing prospects will be showcased Friday, Oct. 21, in the main event on ShoBox: The New Generation LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast), when DiBella Entertainment returns to the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods.
The same market that has produced "Irish" Micky Ward, "Bad" Chad Dawson, Vinny...
The prevailing memory I have of the first major league baseball game I ever went to—a Sox game at Fenway in '94 or '95—is that our seats, which were not good seats at all, were in front of Boston's self-proclaimed "ex-wives club." This was exactly what it sounds like: a group of women who had formerly been married to Red...
MIAMI — Another spot on Ozzie Guillen’s staff has been filled.
Joe Espada will be back as the Marlins’ third base coach.
Espada will be entering his seventh season in the organization, and third on the big league staff.
Guillen was hired as Marlins’ manager on Sept. 28, after he was released from his contract with the White Sox on Sept. 26.
The Marlins staff now includes...