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The Miami Marlins new $650 million baseball stadium is 90 percent complete and features a cool–looking retractable roof. But now there are concerns about its safety.
Roy Fastabend, a longtime welder and certified inspector was responsible for making sure that the columns and beams connected to the roof were constructed and welded correctly. But he found unsafe practices instead.
Fastabend said engineering specifications were ignored and contractors cut corners to save time and money. He even caught a fellow inspector falsifying records and approving welds that he never checked out.
“If people knew what was going on there or how they did things, I mean, I won’t go to that stadium, I won’t take my kids to that place,” Fastabend told CBS4 in Miami. “Sadly, it looks beautiful but there are questions.”
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I Tweeted out most of these pictures Tuesday morning during the ballpark tour. For those of you who missed any of the images, here they are. Click on individual photos for a description.
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The 28-year-old was used mostly in long relief in his Marlins’ career, which began in 2008.
Badenhop was 2-3 witha 4.10 ERA in 50 games for the Marlins last year, logging 63 2/3 innings.
The right-hander is in his second season...
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Right-hander Burke Badenhop has been traded by the Miami Marlins to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies.
Right-hander Burke Badenhop has been traded by the Miami Marlins to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies. Badenhop pitched the past four seasons for the Marlins. He went 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA in 50 games this year. Jefferies, a third-round pick in the 2008 draft, spent most of the year with Class-A Charlotte, where he batted .235 with two homers in 59 games.
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