Park #34 – Marlin’s Park…It’s Good to be Green

And by that, I mean LIME GREEN!
If I had to pick two words to describe the “new” Marlins Park, it would be exactly those two – lime green.
I made a quick overnight trip to Miami to see this, my 34th park, and the last of the “new” parks that was on my list.  Without question, it was my least favorite park next to The Tropicana in Tampa.  People have said that it’s “very Miami.”  Well, I’m not sure what that means, but I know ballparks, and what I saw was odd and off-putting.
The arrival took you through shady neighborhoods; and the exterior resembles more of an airport terminal than a ballpark.  It’s a dome – albeit retractable – so it already has that strike against it, but they painted everything lime green, and it’s just garish. Don’t even get me started on the oddball “sculpture” in the outfield that turns into a fountain when someone hits a homerun (which the home team rarely does…but to give credit where credit is due, Giancarlo Stanton did that day…so at least I got to see it in action).
I get it, it rains, and a retractable roof ensures that you never have a rain out, but as I have said before, I like to see the sky and I would rather rock a pancho if I had to!
In the end, I was glad I went, but would not go back.  Like a small fish, I think, I would throw this one back!