Thursday, May 31, 2012
The grounds crew thought Jeffrey Loria was crazy when he asked them to pack up the infield tarp at Sun Life Stadium last September so the team could take it with them to Marlins Park. Who's crazy now?
A sudden rainstorm yesterday afternoon soaked the field before the roof at Marlins Park could be closed, forcing the Marlins to cancel batting practice.
It took 15 minutes to start closing the roof due to safety issues, according to Marlins vice president Claude Delomme. "We have to make sure everything has been clear," he said. "But as soon as we saw there was a cell right above us, we covered the infield. As long as we do that, that's all I care about."The field dried in time for Wednesday's game. The Marlins keep the roof open during the day so the grass can get sunlight. For a full photoset, head over to Fish@Bat.