Present Yankee nice (because of that Giancarlo Stanton commerce final December) Derek Jeter can also be part of proprietor of the Miami Marlins. Since taking the reins he’s made one factor clear – he doesn’t need followers to have something to smile about this yr.
If buying and selling away the group’s greatest gamers wasn’t sufficient proof, there’s now this – the Marlins have put an finish to the The Nice Sea race. I do know what you’re considering proper now – what the heck is that this nice sea race thingy?
Permit the Miami Herald to elucidate:
As was first reported by radio host Andy Slater, the Marlins are canceling its midgame sea creature mascot race.
The Nice Sea race, because it was referred to as, started in 2012 with the opening of the Marlins’ new ballpark and featured 4 mascots: Bob the Shark, Julio the Octopus, Angel the Stone Crab and Spike the Sea Dragon. In the midst of the sixth inning, the 4 creatures emerged from a gate in middle area earlier than racing down the warning monitor to left-subject nook after which turning for the end line at third base.
I do know, I do know. Crushing news for the 14 Marlins followers who might be attendance at residence video games this yr.
And take into consideration these poor mascots that now discover themselves updating their LinkedIn accounts today. It’s by no means straightforward or a enjoyable time once you’re kicked to the curb, regardless of in the event you’re from the ocean or the land.
Now, did I do know this race factor occurred at Marlins video games? No, no I didn’t. Will I miss it? No, I simply advised you I didn’t realize it even was a factor. And whereas the sober me can reside and not using a mascot race at a recreation, the 6-7-beers-deep me can see the enjoyable of abruptly having one thing to cheer about at a Marlins recreation.
As a result of who is aware of when that may occur subsequent in South Florida.
However hey, there’s some good news. Billy the Marlin will nonetheless be roaming round that enormous, empty stadium. However the man within the costume (oops, spoiler alert – Billy the Marlin isn’t an actual marlin) shall be new to the job as a result of Derek Jeter fired the earlier man.