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The Fish have arrived!


We literally checked out the new fishbowl in Miami today.   Make it very clear this is now the Miami Marlins not the Florida Marlins. Also more importantly we have green grass and today they put the fish in the tank!    Yes little sun fish,  tropical fish,  swimming around behind homeplate.  Pretty cool.

They really did  a great job of capturing the local culture’s flair for bright color schemes throughout the ballpark.   And as another touch,  they actually planted some ficus trees in  center field.  I would like to think (personally speaking) this was a gesture of homage towards the old municipal stadium in West Palm Beach that also had ficus trees in center field for 36 years….. considering big chunk of the Marlins staff are former Expo employees.    But really, its more  likely because its the fastest growing tree. shrub in south Florida.  And its green!

Marlins Ballpark Looking Good


Stopped into check out the new ballpark in Miami and its amazing to see how far the stadium has come along since my last review.  The venue is on schedule with workers putting the final details on the facility.  The field is almost completed and more importantly they have their head GK on board Chad Mulholland who was an asst. in Philly.  In a week or so the field will be green as the Celebration Bermuda turf will be laid in big rolls to cover the straight sand rootzone mix.  With a retractable roof he will have some relief from the typical showers that you have in southern florida.  Greg Jones one of our previous turf managers at York will be one of Chad’s assistants this year.   Its great to see guys move up the ladder and to achieve their professional goals.

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