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Marlins' psychedelic sculpture may have to go

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08:19 AM ET 03.05 | Subtle, it is not. According to Marlins players, the psychedelic home run sculpture in deep left-center could pose a problem for some hitters, specifically left-handed batters facing right-hand pitchers with sidearm deliveries. "If it is an issue, it can no longer be there," warned Marlins utility player Greg Dobbs. "I won't be the only left-handed hitter saying something. If other teams have a problem with it, they're definitely going to voice their concern to the league." At the moment, no one knows for sure. The Marlins don't play their first game there until Tuesday when they face the University of Miami in an exhibition game. At the moment, no one knows for sure.

The Miami Herald

Ozzie Guillen, Icon Sports Ozzie Guillen, Icon Sports
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March 5, 2012  08:44 AM ET

Of all the compelling story lines coming out of spring training this is what the interns choose to post???

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March 5, 2012  09:06 AM ET

good god man, why not just put it in the middle of the batters eye in CF. i say that thing will be dismantled before memorial day....any takers?

March 5, 2012  09:12 AM ET

It's very fruity and tropical. Looks like something out of Scarface, perfect for Guillen

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March 5, 2012  10:44 AM ET

In an article with no Ozzie quote, or Ozzie reference - the picture is Ozzie, and NOT of the offending sculpture..?

March 5, 2012  11:21 AM ET

the marlins have problems with their stadium complex already????

March 5, 2012  11:24 AM ET

the orioles may be placed for sale, according to angelos too many losing seasons may be the reason why the birds will be ready for a new owner!!

March 5, 2012  11:25 AM ET

the white sox are trying to settle on three relievers!!

March 5, 2012  11:26 AM ET

the yankees new ace, pineda show up with high over weight!!

March 5, 2012  11:26 AM ET

corey hart will start the season at the DL,!!

March 5, 2012  11:33 AM ET

Another example of nonsense by the idiot owner who created it.

March 5, 2012  12:48 PM ET

should Cespedes open in the minors?? i don't think that would be the right thing to do, why? well the A's have nothing to lose they don't have the higher payroll problem, and they don't have the best lineup or best rotation in their team, so the A's could choose to play Cespedes in the majors now, and they could have good dividends from their new player in their lineup!!

March 5, 2012  12:50 PM ET

McCutchen has signed a six years deal with the pirates, what's next??

March 5, 2012  12:53 PM ET

hellickson future in tampa?? well with the rays franchise anything could happen, should this club sign hellickson to a long term deal?? unless the rays sign him to a 35 millions six years deal can they do that? who knows anything can happen at the end!!!

March 5, 2012  12:58 PM ET

Alacran announcement thread?

March 5, 2012  01:28 PM ET

Another fruit loop architects wonder probably brought to you by the same morons of centerfield hills [Houston]wading pools[Arizona]water slide [Milwaukee],and waterfalls [Colorado] All this useless crap belongs in Six Flags.

March 5, 2012  01:41 PM ET

They are Replacing it with a Peds sculpture, it gets bigger every year.

 
March 5, 2012  02:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Another fruit loop architects wonder probably brought to you by the same morons of centerfield hills [Houston]wading pools[Arizona]water slide [Milwaukee],and waterfalls [Colorado] All this useless crap belongs in Six Flags.

It's not like that's unprecedented. The old Tiger Stadium had a flag pole in deep center field.

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