The Florida Marlins will move into their cozier and drier (thanks to a retractable roof) new ballpark in 2012. You can see the progress on the Marlins' cool panoramic ballpark webcam. They will be moving in with a new team name - the Miami Marlins. I prefer city team names over state names so I think the change is for the good especially with the alliteration. The 2011 Marlins in some ways remind me of the 2011 Padres in that they are a nationally anonymous team that has some decent young talent. One of those young talents is Mike Stanton who hit a laser out of Petco on the Sunday game.
Few will remember this series as anything other than the Trevor Hoffman retirement series. I will also remember it as the series with the least fans from a road team and the series that completed the season long sweep of the Marlins (7-0).
|Cory Luebke wins his 4th straight decision|
|Bryan Petersen - One of the exciting young Marlins|
|Mike Stanton rounds the bases after a home run|
If he were a Yankee, everyone would know his name
|Maybin makes his former team pay|
|Trevor Time one last time|