Thursday, December 17, 2009
Via Fish@Bat, I found out yesterday that the new Marlins stadium will include a $2.5 million feature (below) that utilizes animatronic Marlins to celebrate a home run. You can view a video of the proposed design at the Sun Sentinal's website (embedding is disabled, unfortunately). I think it looks pretty interesting, reminiscent of a bizarro old-timey carnival display.
But I have one suggestion that would put the feature over the top into the realm of legendary design. Let's crossbreed one of the animatronic Marlins with the giant Jason Taylor robot featured at the 2007 Dolphins-Giants game in London (below). The two would create an awesome merman, no? If I had decent photoshop skills, I would mock up a design, but instead you will have to use your imagination.
Let's make this happen, people. You can e-mail the Marlins front office at email@example.com.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
The Marlins have non-tendered super-utility man Alfredo Amezaga, feeling he was too big of a risk coming back from microfracture surgery on his knee. The team could still conceivably sign him at a lower price after March 2 (as per MLB rules), but as Craig points out, Amezaga has "a lot time to prove to the other clubs he is good to go while the Marlins are sitting on the sidelines." So goodbye, Fredo. Your stats were never good enough to start, but you did everything you could for the team, even making yourself Miguel Cabrera's personal celebration dance specialist. You will be missed.
Cue Neil Young...
And once more, for posterity, below is Amezaga's best Ozzie Smith impression.