According to @Orel_ESPN, Marlins Park “looks like a cruise ship had a baby with a spaceship”.
ESPN Broadcasters: “If you are a fan of lime green, you’ve come to the right place!”
Carlos Beltran with first hit in Marlins Park.
Play Ball! Josh Johnson delivers the first official pitch in Marlins Park history – a strike to Rafael Furcal.
Aerial photos on ESPN showing plenty of open parking spots on top levels of Marlins Park garages. Oops.
Seeing lots of tweets from non Marlins fans saying “only in Miami”. Gotta admit that the colors, showgirls, etc. are working.
Muhammad Ali, not much of a Marlins connection, but part of Miami’s sports history – won his first championship in Miami Beach (2/25/64).
No matter what you think of him or the ballpark deal. Right now we have to say: Thank you Jeffrey Loria!
Nice 1993 connection: @Orel_ESPN, starting pitcher for the Dodgers on the Marlins first ever opening day, is broadcasting the game for ESPN. He also pitched for the Cleveland Indians in the 1997 World Series.
Even from 3,000 miles away, the Marlins Park experience is like nothing else in baseball. It’s great to be different an colorful!
Marlins, as it should be, wearing home whites – beat writers got it wrong the other day.
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