One of the brightest talking points at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game this week might be the ballpark — for better or worse.
Baseball’s best and brightest invade South Beach for the Midsummer Classic at Marlins Park in Miami. And starting with the Home Run Derby on Monday night, a lot of attention could be paid to the enormous ballpark, more specifically the, uh, eccentric structure in left-center field.
Marlins Park opened in 2012, the result of nearly three years and more than $630 million worth of work. When it was all said and done, the Fish had their new digs, complete with a fish tank, nightclub and this, an enormous $2.5 million home run sculpture.
That thing goes off when the Marlins hit home runs. It’s pretty wild, right? We’re guessing that might somehow play a big role in Monday night’s Home Run Derby. Who knows if and when the dolphins will start swimming, but we do know it’s going to be a sight to behold.
Or at the very least, maybe a few guys will pepper that thing with some dingers. Depending on how you feel about the sculpture, that might make for some welcomed changes to the “work of art.”
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