Miami Marlins Home Run Sculpture Video Leaks; Everyone Pukes

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This is not a dream.
Less than two weeks after we found out the Miami Marlins were testing their new aquarium backstop/aquatic nightmare tank by throwing baseballs at it, a video of their long-mocked home-run sculpture in action has made its way to YouTube -- and it looks even worse than the pictures.

The thing looks like what happens when you ask a coked-up pastry chef to make you a slot machine cake. We can only hope it's not a hitter's park.

Even Marlins players have voiced their skepticism of the gigantic left-field sculpture, particularly in relation to its potential to distract left-handed batters.

"If it is an issue, it can no longer be there," Greg Dobbs told the Miami Herald earlier this month. "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."

Since any further information would just be more mean comments, here's the video.



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10 comments
DT
DT

this video is private?!  c'mon...let us all share in the fun!

JamesF
JamesF

Kill it, Jeeze. Horrible.

Mistere
Mistere

That would be "at least the stadium...."

Mistere
Mistere

I noticed that the writer of this article didn't even have the decency to look up the artist's name who made this sculpture. Red Grooms is a great artist and has done great work in Nashville with his merry-go-round and his NYC exhibition was fantastic too. (At Grand Central Station no less) If you don't expect ridiculous and gaudy then you don't know Miami. At last the stadium isn't just a bunch of Britto's.

Mike Linder
Mike Linder

Who's wife worked their way on the design team and insisted that this would be fabulous and everyone will love it.

Tricia Woolfenden
Tricia Woolfenden

All it needs is those "It's a Small World" audio-animatronic dolls and it will be just like the Florida I remember from my first visit in 1985. 

Eric Barton
Eric Barton

It looks like a Florida roadside attraction from the '50s mated with a slot machine.

freakerdude
freakerdude

what a waste....should have used this money for more parking

FQS9000
FQS9000

Fugly fer sure.  A hispanic wonder.

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