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Old 10-09-2011, 09:14 PM
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.... uh, yeah. And this is REAL, folks. When the Marlins open their new park and hit one out, this 'Shroom inspired display will pop up.

There's Miami's tax dollars at work.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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As a casual Marlins fan I must say this looks like something out of south park. Obviously they are trying to appeal to the SoBe crowd.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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another thread (sorta) on this already

sounds like it will be a fixed feature and not pop out as originally planned

like most public works these days they put some "public arts" money into the stadium - a good portion of that went to the CF HR feature .... once you heard that Red Grooms won the contract you sort of expected something like this ...... downside of having an art collector owner

some of the public arts things are kind of cool though .... here is some more detail

Miami Scores with Marlins Art

I really like the orange bowl tribute





They are definitely trying for a pretty bold re-brand .... I don't think I'll love most of it ... however, I love it more than the team playing in Portland, San Antonio or some other such place and as long as Stanton and company give that thing a good workout, I really don't care
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:18 PM
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another thread (sorta) on this already

sounds like it will be a fixed feature and not pop out as originally planned

like most public works these days they put some "public arts" money into the stadium - a good portion of that went to the CF HR feature .... once you heard that Red Grooms won the contract you sort of expected something like this ...... downside of having an art collector owner

some of the public arts things are kind of cool though .... here is some more detail

Miami Scores with Marlins Art

I really like the orange bowl tribute





They are definitely trying for a pretty bold re-brand .... I don't think I'll love most of it ... however, I love it more than the team playing in Portland, San Antonio or some other such place and as long as Stanton and company give that thing a good workout, I really don't care
Yeah it is a pretty nice tribute to the old Orange Bowl. Just can't forget a classic stadium like that.

And now Marlins fans certainly wont have to worry about their team moving anywhere.

Tampa Bay on the other hand....
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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And now Marlins fans certainly wont have to worry about their team moving anywhere.
Really? What makes you think so? In the age of the mobile franchise, when pouting and threatening to move away if the city doesn't cave in to every little whim and demand, there's no reason to think the Marlins are set beyond the next three or four years.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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I'll be surprised if the Marlins ever receive more than token support. And after what happened back in 1998, who could blame them?
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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'98 is irrelevant, quite frankly

like any franchise in Miami they will have to win AND have some pop to them to consistently sell out .... I expect them to be a middle of the pack franchise as far as attendance with big pops if they are in the hunt late or if they come off a good season

as for their future security - yes it's stable ... I don't know how anyone can say otherwise

it's a market that MLB is obviously committed towards, there is no viable place for really any franchise to move (florida explored this extensively in hopes to gain leverage), even if there was a viable place you have other teams that would look first, plus they have a baseball specific stadium, with favorable revenue breakouts and a fairly strong lease holding them there

both sides are pretty well tied in and protected

it took a shade under 20 years, but the Marlins finally have their home ... if they lasted that long in a very bad situation, it's kind of dopey to say that they could be gone in 5 now that they have what they were looking for
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:49 PM
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Really? What makes you think so? In the age of the mobile franchise, when pouting and threatening to move away if the city doesn't cave in to every little whim and demand, there's no reason to think the Marlins are set beyond the next three or four years.
Kinda hard to back out of a brand new ballpark and make up the cost.

Who knows, really? I just have more of a positive outlook on this.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:10 PM
 
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not more positive - just one that is cemented into reality

especially when you consider that no team is just going to abandon their sunk cost after a couple years and a revenue stream that is favorable

they didn't move when playing at Dolphin Stadium and surviving 3 ownership groups .... but now they have their own place they are gone?!
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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WOW! I think the ownership should be drug tested if both this Logo and sickening Home Run Visual are truly going to be used. I thought Loria was some kind of an art collector/dealer. It's got to be a joke nobody has taste this bad!
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