Something to think about for the new stadium...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The good folks at Wezen Ball have ranked every statue at a baseball stadium in the Major Leagues, and as you would expect, the Marlins came in dead last:

26. Twins, A's, Mets, Marlins, Dodgers: To the best of my knowledge, none of these teams have statues.
Well, the Marlins do have a statue at Dolphin/SunLife/YourNameHere Stadium, but it is a rendering of Casey at the Bat, and not a real-live human being:

At least his stirrups look good...

But since the Marlins are building that new stadium and all, I thought I'd throw in a few suggestions for statues to be placed outside the ballpark. Here they are, in no particular order:
  1. Jeff Conine: Mr. Marlin, a no-brainer.
  2. Wayne Huizenga: If only for the creative defacement possibilities. Plus, Marlins fans can tear it down after big victories, a la the goal posts at a football stadium.
  3. Jeff Loria: Don't think he hasn't considered it.
  4. Alfredo Amezega: It would be a small statue, which makes it cost effective and a perfect choice for the Marlins.
  5. Livan Hernandez: Like Conine an obvious sentimental choice, and one that I would not oppose at all.
Any more ideas? Let us know in the comments.

H/t @robneyer. Casey photo via


jkloster February 16, 2010 at 6:29 PM  

How about Antonio Alfonseca? I've always wanted to see a statue of a 6-fingered man. Just kidding. I'd go with Livan.

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