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Marlins get drenched, then close roof

May 30, 2012, 6:58 PM EDT

Marlins Park AP

Rainstorms tend to come and leave quick in Florida. The Marlins were caught unaware Wednesday when it started pouring at the team’s new ballpark.

Despite the presence of a retractable roof, the Marlins were forced to turn to the old school tarp and squeegees following a mid-afternoon storm. Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post captured some of it on video:

The storm flooded the camera well at the park and led to batting practice being cancelled. Tonight’s game against the Nationals will start on time, however.

  1. mybrunoblog - May 30, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Wow. The 9000 people who will be attending this game will have to sit in wet seats.

    • drewmunny - May 30, 2012 at 8:15 PM

      9K? Really? They draw that many? Are you sure you’re not confusing them with the Rays?

      • sabatimus - May 30, 2012 at 8:47 PM

        The Rays are actually drawing more these days. Took their fanbase 4 years to figure it out, though.

    • Old Gator - May 30, 2012 at 10:54 PM

      (Ahem).

      The Feesh drew a hair under 25,000 tonight. They’ve been averaging around 23,000 for midweek games in Macondo Banana Massacre Field.

      Save your anemic attendance jokes for Cleveland this season.

      • IdahoMariner - May 31, 2012 at 12:13 AM

        I love picturing you in high dudgeon while delivering those remarks,, OG.

        well, i guess, picturing what I think the guy who drives that bitchin car in the photo from craig’s post about meeting you looks like, in high dudgeon.

      • Old Gator - May 31, 2012 at 12:50 AM

        I’ve never been in high dudgeon. I’ve been manacled in the basement once or twice, though.

      • chumthumper - May 31, 2012 at 4:47 PM

        I play for the Indians.
        Here in Cleveland? I didn’t know they still had a team!
        Yup, we’ve got uniforms and everything, it’s really great!

  2. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake - May 30, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    did the rain wash any of that horrible green paint off of the wall out there?

    • Old Gator - May 30, 2012 at 10:55 PM

      Nope, and following the Iron Giant’s bomb tonight, we were able to determine that it hadn’t rusted out Tommy’s gears and sprockets either.

  3. cackalackyank - May 30, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool (or group of fools).

  4. sabatimus - May 30, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Hooray for barn doors and horses!

  5. exibitsman - May 30, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    you mean none of them dumm cuben speaken stadium employees even watched a weather report what a stupid move building that stadium in nasty lil havana i live 1hour and 30 mins away from the new stadium but i will never drive my kids into that hatefull place they dont like when someone who speaks english come into there neiborhood

    • jwbiii - May 30, 2012 at 10:14 PM

      The Marlins’ groundskeeper’s name is Greg Jones.

      How would you know if people dislike someone who speaks English? Do you know people who do?

      • Old Gator - May 31, 2012 at 12:57 AM

        As a matter of fact, I do. A bovine blowhard of a Macondo city councilwoman, one Miriam Alonso, ran a vile mayoral campaign some years back entirely in Spanish and actually refused to speak English, seeking to rally the Parque Jurrasico Cubans and calling the mayoralty of Macondo “a Spanish-speaking office.”

        What she didn’t count on was that the first generation of American-born and/or raised Cubans would find her an embarrassment and voted in droves for her opponent, a relict good-ole-boy machine politician named Steve Clark. Ah well.

        And where is she now? In prison for federal campaign fund violations and assorted corruption charges. Do you have any idea how hard it is to get convicted on corruption charges these days?

  6. rubberinnertube - May 30, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    exibitsman,
    It’s too bad that, based on your comment, you don’t speak English either.

    Please ensure your children learn from your misfortune and pay attention in school.

    • jimmymarlinsfan - May 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

      See things like this never happened when the stadium was in the middle of nowhere and seeing fast moving storms over the area wouldn’t totally kill the walk up crowd most teams not named the red sox and phillies rely on now…no…not all

      But isn’t it easier to bash an organization for having a terrible lease their previous owner signed to a stadium in the middle of nowhere where the new owners could get any parking of concessions profit

      I mean I can’t imagine why a retractable roof stadium was needed to survive in the market and the city of Miami, not being complete fools and realizing that in the country where baseball is the sport, it’s only appropriate to have a stadium suitable for The game

    • acdc363 - May 31, 2012 at 12:02 AM

      Bravo!

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