Derek Jeter is taking everything good that existed with Miami Marlins baseball – let’s face it, there wasn’t much – and doing away with it little by little.
With Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna recently shipped out, and the relationship with Christian Yelich described as “broken”, Jeter now has his sights set on the home run sculpture that resides in left center.
“Clearly, they look at it as being emblematic of the former owner,” said Michael Spring, a senior advisor to Gimenez and the director of the county’s Department of Cultural Affairs who was with the mayor at the ballpark Tuesday. “But they also realize it’s massive and it’s integrated into the fabric of the ballpark.”
It’s definitely an odd, quirky looking structure. It is definitely as Jeffrey Loria as it gets. But the damn thing is fun to look at. The colors, the…. I don’t know. But it’s so Miami.
I hate what Derek Jeter is doing to this organization. The uniforms and logo will be next. And it won’t be an upgrade. He’s never going to be able to make the Miami Marlins into a Junior Varsity Yankees South. Even if he lives another 100 years. So he should just stop and build on what little foundation (no pun) is there.
It’s too late for that. But Jeter is going to far with removing a structural staple of the park!