Today I was in Florida at my grandparents house. I had to drive two and a half hours to Miami. The car ride is so boring, the whole time you just drive through the Everglades, there is nothing to look at, at all. Anyway when we got to Miami, we went to see South Beach. But it wasn’t as cracked up as it seems to be. After we left South Beach we headed to Marlins Park.
When we (as in my brother, my dad, my grandparents, and me) first walked up to the stadium there was almost no one waiting to get in early. I thought I will snag so many baseballs, but when I first walked in I saw this:
Yes, that’s right they didn’t take BP. I asked like five ushers why there was no BP, but nobody knew why. Then finally this usher told me that when it rained the stadium’s roof didn’t start on time and the field was wet so they didn’t want to tear it up. I know that is lame right. Here is the article about it: http://miami.marlins.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120530&content_id=32508726¬ebook_id=32508730&vkey=notebook_mia&c_id=mia
Since I had nothing to do I walked around and took some pics.
Here is the home run sculpture in left center, notice the layers it has:
Here is a view from straight-away left field.
Here is the view from down the first base line:
Here is another view down the first base line:
And finally here is one more view down the first base line:
I hung out there for a while waiting for the Nationals to come out and throw. But even an hour before the game starts the usher kicked me out of the section because I didn’t have a ticket for that section. This stadium is not fan-friendly at all, it is very strict.
Here is the home run sculpture in left field:
Then I moved here behind John Buck throwing with Josh Johnson:
They were using a commemorative ball but of course they didn’t toss it to me. It was that kind of night.
Before first pitch I checked this out:
That is a bobblehead museum with over 600 bobbleheads.
Of course I took a picture of my favorite player’s bobblehead:
Joey Votto! The game was pretty exciting. Giancarlo Stanton is on fire he hit another homer. Here is the home run sculpture going off after he hit his home run:
Here is Giancarlo Stanton after he hit his home run:
Here is one more picture of Giancarlo Stanton:
In the bottom of the 8th inning I snuck down behind the dugout:
The usher didn’t even say anything. So it takes 8 innings for the ushers to be relaxed.
I took some cool pictures while I was down there. Here is Heath Bell closing out the game in the ninth inning:
Here is Adam LaRoche stepping up to the plate:
Here is Adam LaRoche taking a pitch:
Adam LaRoche hit a double on this swing:
It took me 9 innings to notice how steep the seats are in right field if anyone is ballhawking up there be careful the seats are very steep:
Here is Heath Bell again with Jose Reyes behind him:
Here is Ian Desmond batting:
Here is Ian Desmond hitting a foul ball:
Here is the home run sculpture for one last time:
After the game the umpire didn’t toss any balls into the crowd and the Nationals bullpen didn’t have anything to toss into the crowd either. The finals score was 5-3, with the Marlins winning. It was a fun day but it was just disappointing that I didn’t catch a ball and I probably won’t be back to this stadium in 10 years or so. My next game should be either sometime in June or July, I don’t have anything planned though.
Here is one final picture of Marlins Park I took before I left:
Oh yeah I almost forgot here is the shirt I am giving away for the contest. Here is the front:
Here is the tag. It is an extra large but it probably fits all after being washed:
Here is the back of the shirt:
Remember the contest starts on June 3. Like I said my next game won’t be untill the middle of June or July, I don’t have any plans so I don’t know what city the game will be at when I go to my next game.