The Marlins' Ballpark Is Nuts For Another Reason And Other MLBullets

A general view of the new Marlins Ballpark shot throught a fishtank behind home plate. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Anyone else spend all of last evening stewing about failed stolen base attempts, missed third strike calls, wind-hurt triples, and a shaky bullpen?

  • SB Nation's Rob Neyer wonders if the Marlins built their ballpark too big, after everyone got a look at what looks like a really strong pitcher's park. We have all been so focused on the kitsch - the fish tank, the home run sculpture (which we might never see go off, by the way), the pomp and flash - that it seems like no one really considered the impact of the largest park in baseball. The dimensions come in at 340-384-418-392-340, which dimensions have probably devoured a couple would-be Giancarlo Stanton homers already. Neyer thinks that, within a couple years, the Marlins will be forced to move the fences in, as they were in New York and Detroit. It's not that the Marlins will be at a competitive disadvantage because of the deep fences, mind you, but players and fans tend to get sick of seeing homerless stretches.

Brett Taylor is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and a Contributor here at Bleed Cubbie Blue.

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