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Marlins distribute vuvuzelas to fans. Chaos ensues. Sorta.

Jun 19, 2010, 10:08 PM EDT

If you’ve kept up with the World Cup at all, you’re well aware of what a vuvuzela is by now.  The plastic air horns blown by South African natives have now infiltrated the United States, and in the least likeliest of places. 

The Marlins gave away 15,000 mini vuvuzelas on Saturday night at Sun Life Stadium and encouraged fans to blare them throughout the Feesh’s interleague game against the Rays.  It didn’t go over well with some people — namely the media attempting to craft stories about the game with constant buzzing fluttering around the park — but the fans in south Florida sure seemed to like the things.

MLB.com beat writer Joe Frisaro was in attendance, and says that Sun Life Stadium “vibrated loudly” after Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan homered in the fourth inning.  Dan Uggla threw in earplugs at one point and first base umpire Ed Rapuano did the same.

The Marlins have averaged a major league-low 16,213 fans this season and yet still caused a ruckus.  Imagine if vuvuzelas were distributed in Yankee Stadium or Dodger Stadium, where over 43,000 fans stream in on most nights.  BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ  BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  1. davidc45629 - Jun 19, 2010 at 11:53 PM

    The lowest level of communication..kinda like “hope and change”…who’s that working out for ya?

  2. God's Own Blue and Silver - Jun 20, 2010 at 3:11 AM

    From a related story:
    “Sunday’s Marlins giveaway will be quieter — golf balls and a towel.”
    Great, just great. Give them something to throw next time – that’ll help.

  3. Knight-of-God - Jun 20, 2010 at 8:41 AM

    Do the old ppl in Florida really have the energy to blow a tiny horn? Baseball in Florida is a losing cause.

  4. JBerardi - Jun 20, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    Hope is truly the basest of all human emotions.

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