I miss the Florida MarlinsBy
It is no secret, when the city of Miami approved the building of the new Marlins ballpark and Jeffery Loria decided it was time to change the entire color scheme and logo of the team, I got just a little miffed. Having had the nickname, “ManOfTeal” since shortly after the expansion draft in 1992 I pretty much saw my life flash before my eyes. Where did my identity go? Who am I now?
I have finally come to grips with the new Miami Marlins color scheme and logo, like I had a choice, but I will NEVER, EVER, accept that gaudy monstrosity out in right center field. I will stick to my guns on this one and say that somebody needs to kill that thing with fire.
I was recently in my basement going through some old trunks and such and came upon some old Florida Marlins items. My nostalgia got the best of me and I smiled for the first time in a long while about anything having to do with my beloved Marlins. I found these items and I figured I would share them with you. Enjoy:
Some of you may already be aware that I was at the very first Marlins game in Spring Training in 1993, I found these little items in my old trunk.
And, in case you wanted to get a better look:
The Marlins played their Inaugural season spring training games at the Cocoa Expo because Space Coast Stadium, now the spring training home of the Washington Nationals, had not yet been built.
Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed this little trip down memory lane.
Till next time…..