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(Off the Bench)   Florida Marlins put live fish in fish tanks at the backstops. We know it is safe since the team had 1B Gaby Sanchez bank 84MPH fastballs off them with no breakage, and no pitcher (or batted foul ball) ever exceeds 84PMH   (offthebench.nbcsports.com) divider line 40
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2012-03-19 03:24:36 PM  
Wow. What a stupid f*cking thing to do.
 
2012-03-19 03:45:56 PM  
and no pitcher (or batted foul ball) ever exceeds 84PMH

Has Subby seen the Marlins? That's a pretty safe bet.

/The problem is the other 29 teams in the league
 
2012-03-19 03:46:13 PM  
Pfft, like there'd be fans at a Marlins' game.
 
2012-03-19 03:48:06 PM  
What about the whole "don't tap on the glass" thing? I'm sure you could get your hands on some level of lexan that doesn't pass the vibrations through to the fish, but I'm somewhat skeptical that the Marlins management spent money on it.
 
2012-03-19 03:48:41 PM  
FTA - If there are thousands of fans screaming and jumping during a sporting event it's going to affect the fish in there,"

They haven't been to a Miami baseball game before, have they? Hundreds - sure. Screaming and jumping - I don't think so.

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2012-03-19 03:49:28 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Has Subby seen the Marlins? That's a pretty safe bet.


They have this Josh Johnson fellow, at least when he's not hurt.

/84 mph fastball from a first baseman? there's a useful skill
 
2012-03-19 03:50:40 PM  
I'm not worried. There are transparent materials that can withstand higher forces and I'm certain they wouldn't do something like that without bringing in an engineer to see that it's done right.
 
2012-03-19 03:50:50 PM  
I thought rules against tapping on glass were not to prevent you from shattering the tank.

/Can we put David Blaine in the tank?
 
2012-03-19 03:52:33 PM  

ha-ha-guy: What about the whole "don't tap on the glass" thing? I'm sure you could get your hands on some level of lexan that doesn't pass the vibrations through to the fish, but I'm somewhat skeptical that the Marlins management spent money on it.


Maybe they developed transparent aluminum.
 
2012-03-19 03:53:21 PM  
A few friends and I are planning on going down to Miami for a weekend and seeing a game or two. This place sounds fun. In a campy way, but fun nonetheless.
 
2012-03-19 03:54:30 PM  

Goose4: Pfft, like there'd be fans at a Marlins' game.


According to team president David Sampson they have already sold over 15,000 season tickets for the 2012 season.

The new stadium holds 37,000 people so it should at least look half full on TV this year.

As for the fish tanks, they put two layers of bullet-proof glass in those tanks. Not even a pissed off Carlos Zambrano could break through that force field.

Go Marlins!!!!
 
2012-03-19 03:56:33 PM  
In related news, Gaby Sanchez throws a harder fastball than Barry Zito
 
2012-03-19 03:57:08 PM  

NeoCortex42: Maybe they developed transparent aluminum.


Sapphire?
 
2012-03-19 03:59:40 PM  
I'm sure the concussion resulting from a ball traveling at 84mph hitting the tank is great for the fish.
 
2012-03-19 04:06:39 PM  

ManOfTeal: Goose4: Pfft, like there'd be fans at a Marlins' game.

According to team president David Sampson they have already sold over 15,000 season tickets for the 2012 season.

The new stadium holds 37,000 people so it should at least look half full on TV this year.


They are probably mostly corporate seats that will rarely get used.
 
2012-03-19 04:10:32 PM  
It reminds me of those Saturn commercials where the kids are using the car with "dent-resistant" door panels as a back stop, totally ignoring the ass kicking that would result if little Timmy chucked a fastball into the window. LOL
 
2012-03-19 04:16:41 PM  
Wait... so they don't want the tanks to explode when an errant ball hits them? What's the point...
 
2012-03-19 04:32:01 PM  

FreakinB: A few friends and I are planning on going down to Miami for a weekend and seeing a game or two. This place sounds fun. In a campy way, but fun nonetheless.


Agreed. Its Miami. Its supposed to be campy.
 
2012-03-19 04:49:42 PM  
Foul balls are way slower, so they wont be an issue.
 
2012-03-19 05:10:48 PM  

dywed88: ManOfTeal: Goose4: Pfft, like there'd be fans at a Marlins' game.

According to team president David Sampson they have already sold over 15,000 season tickets for the 2012 season.

The new stadium holds 37,000 people so it should at least look half full on TV this year.


They are probably mostly corporate seats that will rarely get used.


This. Tickets sold and butts in the seats are usually two very different numbers, especially for baseball.
 
2012-03-19 05:23:29 PM  

Huck Chaser: This. Tickets sold and butts in the seats are usually two very different numbers, especially for baseball.


Correct. Even as a Yankees fan, we endure this (valid) criticism every time a game is on TV.

"LOL, look at all those empty seats behind home plate!". Even after it's explained that A) those seats are thousands of dollars each and B) they're all already paid for, it's still embarrassing.

It WILL be interesting to see how Marlins attendance holds up throughout the year though.. and next year especially (after the new car smell has faded).
 
2012-03-19 05:24:05 PM  

jackiepaper: In related news, Gaby Sanchez throws a harder fastball than Barry Zito


I would post good ol' orsonwellesclapping.jpg ... if I wasn't busy crying thanks to you.

/ didn't get that one from Day One
// hoping with all hope that it's not another year of 1-0 / 2-1 / etc losses
 
2012-03-19 05:25:24 PM  

downstairs: FreakinB: A few friends and I are planning on going down to Miami for a weekend and seeing a game or two. This place sounds fun. In a campy way, but fun nonetheless.

Agreed. Its Miami. Its supposed to be campy.


The fish tanks are about the least campy thing about the place.

Freaking uniforms and home run celebration make it look like a set for a Birdcage sequel.
 
2012-03-19 05:28:12 PM  

SharkTrager: Freaking uniforms and home run celebration make it look like a set for a Birdcage sequel.


I await the first report of some poor fan in the stands suffering a seizure after the Marlins hit a homerun.
 
2012-03-19 05:48:57 PM  
So now the fish get concussions in professional sports, too. Great.
 
2012-03-19 05:52:00 PM  

The Bestest: SharkTrager: Freaking uniforms and home run celebration make it look like a set for a Birdcage sequel.

I await the first report of some poor fan in the stands suffering a seizure after the Marlins hit a homerun.


Luckily it's a rare.
 
2012-03-19 05:53:08 PM  

SharkTrager: The Bestest: SharkTrager: Freaking uniforms and home run celebration make it look like a set for a Birdcage sequel.

I await the first report of some poor fan in the stands suffering a seizure after the Marlins hit a homerun.

Luckily it's a rare.


Damn...beat me to it.
 
2012-03-19 06:36:39 PM  
...Animal Rights Foundation of Florida spokesman Don Anthony told the local press. "Fish are not a decoration."

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Hey, buddy - screw you! I'm pretty!
 
2012-03-19 06:49:44 PM  
It's the Miami Marlins, Subby
 
2012-03-19 07:05:16 PM  

NeoCortex42: Maybe they developed transparent aluminum.


That's the ticket, laddie.
 
2012-03-19 07:09:19 PM  

The Bestest: It WILL be interesting to see how Marlins attendance holds up throughout the year though.. and next year especially (after the new car smell has faded).


Yes, next year will be the real measuring stick. The Tigers in 2000 were still awful, but they had pretty good attendance due to the curiosity of the new stadium.

That's probably why Miami spent so much on free agents and trades this off-season. The team has to use the new stadium as an opportunity to spark interest, and to do that they have to win.
 
2012-03-19 07:30:00 PM  
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2012-03-19 07:39:58 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: and no pitcher (or batted foul ball) ever exceeds 84PMH

Has Subby seen the Marlins? That's a pretty safe bet.


Yes, because only the Marlins will play at Marlins Stadium this year.
 
2012-03-19 07:41:38 PM  
I'm sure the fish love that. The Rays at least had the sense to stick their fish tanks beyond the outfield fence where they wouldn't get hit very often.

That's going to be the weirdest rainout in baseball history.
 
2012-03-19 09:35:55 PM  

Gosling: I'm sure the fish love that. The Rays at least had the sense to stick their fish tanks beyond the outfield fence where they wouldn't get hit very often.


I think it's been hit four times. If memory serves me right, all by opposing batters.

/Got to pet the rays once
 
2012-03-19 11:25:00 PM  

iamskibibitz: Gosling: I'm sure the fish love that. The Rays at least had the sense to stick their fish tanks beyond the outfield fence where they wouldn't get hit very often.

I think it's been hit four times. If memory serves me right, all by opposing batters.

/Got to pet the rays once


Bah, its hard to respect Tampa after, as Colbert put it, they forsook the devil and accepted Jesus Christ as their savior and coach.
 
j4x
2012-03-20 12:04:55 AM  
LMAO @ all the mouthbreathers in this thread making fun of the Marlins.

I bet we have more championships in the past 20 years than your shiatty team.
 
2012-03-20 01:58:25 AM  

j4x: LMAO @ all the mouthbreathers in this thread making fun of the Marlins.

I bet we have more championships in the past 20 years than your shiatty team.


Oh, damn. The entire Marlins fanbase is in this topic, and he is pissed.
 
2012-03-20 02:34:45 AM  
The best part about it is the fact that even when they won the World Series in 97, they still lost so much money on the season that they had to completely dismantle the team because they couldn't afford to keep it.

If you call that "winning"...
 
2012-03-20 04:14:39 AM  

j4x: LMAO @ all the mouthbreathers in this thread making fun of the Marlins.

I bet we have more championships in the past 20 years than your shiatty team.


My shiatty team has as many championships in the last 6 seasons as your shiatty team has in it's entire existence. See you on Opening Day.
 
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