June 22, 2012
with Matt, Marc, and Erik
Wherever there is a new major league ballpark, I must go. Thus it was time to go back to Miami for the first time in ten years.
I liked how Buck Rodgers like the outside of the ballpark felt.
We arrived so early to the game that we had to wait 30 minutes before entering. I would have loved to have gone into the Clevelander to pregame but no dice.
Marc test sat a new car.
Sir, do you mind stepping out of the car?
Finally, we were allowed in and we spent a good amount of time strolling. Seemed like a nice enough place but I really don't like domes too much. And look at what bad shape some of the grass is in.
The writing was on the wall that Omar Infante would get traded when his poster was obstructed by the recycling bin.
Matt meant to order a lobster roll but instead ordered a large piece of fried fish. Oops.
I liked this collection of bobbleheads more than I had any right to.
Shut up K-Rod.
This decapitated Tim Linecum doll found its way into a Deadspin article a few days later.
Erik got in my way of getting the shot of the Marlin artwork in the outfield.
He couldn't get in my way of this one.
We sat in the upper deck for half of an inning.
And then we followed the guy in the awesome shirt to these seats.
But this vigilant usher almost ruined it all. She lived to put the kabosh on any fun.
This picture says it all.
Brett Lawrie had 3 hits and Jose Bautista hit his 23rd home run. Other than that, there was nothing too exciting about the game. Marc was impressed by the bottomless bucket of popcorn though.
All in all, I liked the ballpark enough. The food was good, the art was good in a Miami kind of way, and it was a fine enough place to watch a game for a dome. It's not the ballpark's fault that the Marlins are terrible this year.
For other pictures from the first 3 days of the trip, check here.
Blue Jays: 36-34
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