I am actually OK with teams adding a Spanish flavor to their jerseys for certain occasions. In fact, I encourage it. But if you’re going to do it, you have to do it right.
Since yesterday was Cinco de Mayo, the San Francisco Giants (see slideshow above) show us how to do it right. They have the correct translation and since they’ve done this before, they know how to do it
The Houston Astros on the other hand, just added “Los” to the jersey. I don’t know what the translation of Astros in Spanish would be, but they have to have at least made a better effort.
** And on a side note, I think the Marlins wore their road gray jerseys for only the third time all year last night. I think it’s their best look. The white lettering across the chest really brings out the colors.
The people of the Cuban community in Miami are calling for the Marlins to fire Ozzie Guillen after his remarks about Fidel Castro in Time Magazine. After Guillen apologized for his mistake, it’s still hard for people to ignore what he said.
“I love Fidel Castro… You know why? Many people have tried to kill Fidel Castro in the last 60 years, yet that [SOB] is still there.”
For the Cuban community, Castro was pure evil and any kind of support thrown his way is obviously something that won’t sit well. But there are still a lot of questions that weren’t answered.
Guillen claims that he was misinterpreted and still apologized for it. If you’ve heard Guillen speak English, there can be moments where his accent and broken language is a restriction. Even sometimes during his press conferences I struggle to understand him. But Guillen said that his remark were in Spanish and this is what he actually said.
”I cannot believe that someone who has hurt so many people over the years is still alive.”
OK, we all know that the new Miami Marlins ballpark has an aquarium, a retractable roof and that funny looking home run statue. But after seeing the above video, I have come to the conclusion that their bobblehead museum is their best feature.
The display has 588 total bobbleheads and the case moves every so slightly so all the bobbleheads actually bobble. I am watching this video and I recognize about 10 bobbleheads that I own myself.
As a bobblehead guy, this just makes Marlins Park one of the must visits for me. I mean, how cool is that?
The above is not an official Miami Marlins theme song. In fact, it has nothing to do with the team. But this unofficial theme song for the new Miami Marlins is so catchy that I wish every team had one.
I remember when the Minnesota Vikings got one from Prince and two seasons ago, Wiz Khalifa did one for the Steelers. But neither of them were this silly.
With a Caribbean feel and a light-hearted message, this song makes me want to cheer for the new Marlins. Go fish!
The new ballpark looks awesome.
The Miami Marlins held their fanfest over the weekend and that was a great chance for fans to see their new ballpark and to snap photos. I got a chance to look through a gallery of photos right here and I was very impressed.
Compared to other stadiums, this reminds me of a little bit of Minute Maid Park and Miller Park together. But for a newer ballpark, this one is nice. I don’t think it’s too crazy with gadgets and gimmicks (except for the shrine thing in center field) and overall, it’s a very comforting look.
Sure, the outfield walls could be a different color, but I think this is a stadium that matches the identity of the Marlins perfectly.
Heath Bell is left handed and Carlos Zambrano looks silly in the new uniform.
I do enjoy the player photos teams before the start of spring training games. For the most part, it’s first time we see new faces in their new uniforms and it’s pretty neat to see how they look.
Browsing through the log of wire photos, I noticed a couple very interesting photos from Marlins camp.
As you can see in the photo of Heath Bell, apparently he decided to take all his photos as a left-hander. Bell throws and bats with his right, yet in the photo, he holds the ball with his left hand and has a glove made for southpaws. I am not sure if I missed something, but I know that in San Diego, Bell pitched with his right.