Monday, July 30, 2012
Stage 15 Padres @ Marlins
Marlins Stadium (pictures to follow) is brand new and a huge place. The few pics I had seen of it, didn't indicate how big it was. It's so big that it looks like the baseball version of Jerry's World (Cowboys Stadium). After we got inside, we saw the roof closed and realized why it's so big. Seems to be a rule of physics that if you've got a retractable roof, you're going to have a big place. With the heat and humidity outside, it's understandable why they chose the retractable.
It's an interesting park, lots of wild angles, green walls in the outfield and a crazy marlin display in center field. Surprisingly, they had 4 levels that made the upper deck a little high. There was even a crazy section that, from afar, kinda looked like a cave.
Because it was a Sunday afternoon game, I expected more people. Especially because a big part of the crowd was there because they were playing a World Baseball tournament. I guess Miami summers are used for other things. Shame, cause the fans that were there seemed like a good baseball bunch. They definitely stayed and cheered the Marlins to a win in the 10th inning.
All in all, a good stadium and cool to end with a stadium in it's inaugural year.
And a special thanks to Brad for fighting through a couple of days of cancelled flights and airport time to make it to Atlanta for the drive down to Miami to take in the last game with me.