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Offline OldChelsea

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In the meantime, Marlins total announced home attendance for 2018 was 811,104 (10,013/fixture)...first MLB club to fail to hit the million mark since the 2004 Expos.

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In the meantime, Marlins total announced home attendance for 2018 was 811,104 (10,013/fixture)...first MLB club to fail to hit the million mark since the 2004 Expos.

Replace the statue with a free beer stand and attendance might improve.

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It fit the ballpark, which itself is hideous.
I think without the statue, the ballpark would be fine.

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That part of Miami (well, really all of Miami, but that part in particular) is where tasteful understatement goes to die.  Might as well paint that sculpture gold and cover it with sparkles.  Wrap it in neon tubes and have it belch clouds of purple Bollywood dust. 

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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I think without the statue, the ballpark would be fine.

Yeah, hideous isn't how I would describe that park.  I wouldn't call it good, either, but it strikes me as surprisingly bland (aside from the statue) for such an expensive park located in Miami.  That's why the statue is so important to that team's joke of an identity.

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I think without the statue, the ballpark would be fine.

have you been there?  It feels like watching a game inside of a shopping mall.

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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That doesn't equate to "hideous."  That just furthers my belief that it looks bland and soulless.

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It’s generic in a city that tries to be anything but in a sport full of quirky parks

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It is like a bland corporate training powerpoint slide deck with an LSD hallucination on slide 36.

Offline DPMOmaha

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have you been there?  It feels like watching a game inside of a shopping mall.
Only seen it on TV. Any empty stadium will feel like that, though.
It’s generic in a city that tries to be anything but in a sport full of quirky parks
Again, only seen it on TV, but I wouldn't call it generic, either. I'm not sure I'd call it well executed, but I wouldn't call it generic.

Also, when I've watched games where they've had the roof open, or just seen pictures of it, it actually makes it feel a lot better. They need to do that more often.

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Again, only seen it on TV, but I wouldn't call it generic, either. I'm not sure I'd call it well executed, but I wouldn't call it generic.

How is it not?  Aside from the home run monstrosity, it's the exact definition of a generic stadium with a roof.  Plain blue seats, plain green padded walls all around the playing field, a plain glass wall in the outfield, plain, light grey concrete columns holding up everything.  No real distinguishing features besides the awful statue.  It's as if its developers said, "let's just take a couple of base elements from Washington, Milwaukee, and Houston and add nothing to them except a weird tribute to Lisa Frank in center field.  Perfect!"

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How is it not?  Aside from the home run monstrosity, it's the exact definition of a generic stadium with a roof.  Plain blue seats, plain green padded walls all around the playing field, a plain glass wall in the outfield, plain, light grey concrete columns holding up everything.  No real distinguishing features besides the awful statue.  It's as if its developers said, "let's just take a couple of base elements from Washington, Milwaukee, and Houston and add nothing to them except a weird tribute to Lisa Frank in center field.  Perfect!"
Eh, they have enough unique things there that it stands out a fair bit to me. Maybe I'll feel it different when I see it without the statue.

Offline OldChelsea

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Vast swaths of perpetually empty seats will ruin any stadium décor (or, in the case of grounds like those of the Marlins and Redskins, make a bad situation worse).

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Some of y’all really know how to take a Marlin’s bash party and turn it into a geeked out competition about who got laid the least in college.

Offline Panther Modern

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turn it into a geeked out competition about who got laid the least in college.

Did you peak in college?

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Some of y’all really know how to take a Marlin’s bash party and turn it into a geeked out competition about who got laid the least in college.

Finally, a competition in which I can compete.

Offline Natsinpwc

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Finally, a competition in which I can compete.
I blame living at home and commuting to school.  :rofl:

Offline GburgNatsFan

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I blame living at home and commuting to school.  :rofl:

I blamed that too, but I've come to realize I'm just not that appealing.

Offline Natsinpwc

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I blamed that too, but I've come to realize I'm just not that appealing.
Ok. I’m blaming my parents. Nature or nurture. Either way.

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Some of y’all really know how to take a Marlin’s bash party and turn it into a geeked out competition about who got laid the least in college.
This is a fair point.  Where the heck is the mod to break off this bs from the thread on marlin bashing?  Oh . . . :couch:

Offline Nick the Pig

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There needs to be an official decree from MLB that Florida is for spring training only...

Relocate the Marlins and Rays to Charlotte and Las Vegas or something.

Offline RobDibblesGhost

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New logo for the Marlins:



https://deadspin.com/the-marlins-have-a-new-logo-and-new-uniforms-again-1830486961

One interesting thing I noticed in the article is that the lime green fences at Marlins Park are now a thing of the past, just like the home run sculpture. They'll now be a light blue to match one of their alternate jerseys.

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New logo for the Marlins:

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https://deadspin.com/the-marlins-have-a-new-logo-and-new-uniforms-again-1830486961

One interesting thing I noticed in the article is that the lime green fences at Marlins Park are now a thing of the past, just like the home run sculpture. They'll now be a light blue to match one of their alternate jerseys.

Getting rid of the garish green is a definite improvement, as are the uni's. 

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Improvement, yes, but coming from what might as well have been a Juggalo's home tattoo the bar was set pretty low.

Offline varoadking

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Improvement, yes, but coming from what might as well have been a Juggalo's home tattoo the bar was set pretty low.

Another term I had to google...   :thumbs: