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Video: Fish now in aquariums in Marlins new park

Posted on: March 2, 2012 6:51 pm
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By Matt Snyder

One of the many unique features in the new Miami Marlins ballpark are the aquariums behind home plate. And it's now a live tank, because the fish are in there, swimming around. Here's the footage shot from a fan in a private tour Feb. 29, via YouTube:



The aquariums are made of fiberglass with clear acrylic panels over an inch thick and are said to be unbreakable. About a month ago, first baseman Gaby Sanchez wanted to "test" the aquariums by throwing a baseball against them. The Marlins let him.

“We had Gaby Sanchez here and he threw a ball as hard as he could against the tank and it didn’t even make a mark and nothing moved inside the tank," said club president David Samson (Fish Tank blog). "We have an extra layer of glass in front of the glass that’s in front of the fish."

Hat-tip: Hardball Talk

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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 7:35 am
 

Video: Fish now in aquariums in Marlins new park

I am sure that is some seriously strong glass but I have a feeling we are going to see this on Sportscenter someday broken.  I sure beats that ugly Marlin parade thing they built in the outfield.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2012 3:00 pm
 

Video: Fish now in aquariums in Marlins new park

Shoot, I thought the aquariums would be cooler looking than that. I thought they would be huge things with marlins swimming around in them. This looks like something you'd have at home, with goldfish or guppies.

What is the over/under date of Carlos Zambrano going into a tirade and trying to bust that aquarium with a bat? That would be fun to watch.



Since: Apr 8, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2012 9:14 pm
 

Video: Fish now in aquariums in Marlins new park

why the f*** would you spend money on something like that, when you could be donating that money or using it to improve the team...



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 9:04 pm
 

Video: Fish now in aquariums in Marlins new park

I think its pretty cool.  Glad to see an organization thinking outside the box. 



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2012 8:14 pm
 

Video: Fish now in aquariums in Marlins new park

Ya huh. Let's see how long this thing last before a Hard foul ball hits this tank in just the right place for this thing to bust and have fish start flopping all over homeplate. Not to mention, the first row of seats are directly in the line of sight to the back of this thing. I'm sorry, but those probably aren't the cheapest of seats and having to watch fish all game. YAY!!!


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