Is Giancarlo Stanton Getting Even Bigger?

It seems as though Giancarlo is getting even bigger…

Be warned: soon you will be seeing GIANT Giancarlo Stanton, José Fernández, Michael Morse and Billy The Marlin banners throughout the streets of downtown Miami!

In partnership with Miami-Dade County and the Adrienne Arsht Center, you’ll be seeing these giant banners very soon to promote the City Theatre’s “Summer Shorts” series.

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Can’t wait until then? Here are behind-the-scenes shots from the Marlins and City Theatre’s photo shoot:

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June is a big month for City Theatre and the Marlins!

City Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Summer Shorts Festival begins June 4th and runs through June 28th. To learn more, fans can visit citytheatre.com/marlins for more information. As a special bonus, Marlins fans receive $5 off their City Theatre tickets when they use promo code MARLINS.

With 16 home games throughout the month, including matchups against the Yankees and the Dodgers, June will be action-packed for the Fish, too.

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The Jose Guy Celebrates One Year of Beard and Hair Growth

You know that dude who refused to shave his head or face until Jose returns from injury? Well, this week he hit the 1-year mark!

So what does 1 full year of beard growth look like? Let’s see! He put together a pretty cool video that documents his progress through all 12 months. Check it out…

The good news is Jose Fernandez threw to hitters a few weeks back and if things continue to go well, is trending toward a return around the All-Star Break.

Andres, you are an unbelievable example of what it means to be in this #FishFamily of ours! Your Fish Fam is behind you! Almost there!

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Top 14 Changes to The Food at Marlins Park!

Food and Baseball. An incredible marriage with the power to deliver immense joy and bring people of all types together.

The food at Marlins Park has consistently received rave reviews and this year features some new food and beverage options to make the Marlins Park experience even better!

  • PRO TIP: Use the MLB.com Ballpark app to order food from your phone. You’ll get a text message when your food is ready. Hit the express line and you’ll be in-and-out in no time! (You can also use the MLB.com Ballpark app to view all the concession stands and menus throughout Marlins Park.)

Here they are! 14 new additions to the Marlins Park food offerings!

14 – New at the Taste of Miami – Mama Choa Latin Kitchen joins the ever-popular “Taste of Miami” area with pork sandwiches, tamales and chicharrones!  Located at Section 27.

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13 – Coors Cold Zone – On Fridays, guests (aged 21 and older) who arrive early to the new Coors Light Cold Zone will receive Coors Light samples. Only on Fridays between 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, so arrive early! Located at Section 15.

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12 – Sunday Brunches at the Clevelander – On Sundays this season, The Clevelander is transformed into the best spot around for brunch! Normally a 21-and-over zone, this year those of all ages will be welcomed  to The Clevelander on Sunday Fundays! Brunch and a ballgame! More at marlins.com/clevelander. Located at The Clevelander.

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11 – Friday Night Happy Hours! – Back for 2015, early arrivers on Fridays are greeted with $4 drafts at the Budweiser Bowtie Bar. But new for 2015, we also have $1 hot dogs! This will be only valid on Friday home games from 5:30 PM (when gates open) until 7:00 PM. Located at Sections 23-24 and at the Budweiser Bowtie Bar.

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10 – Kosher Korner – New-and-improved! It’s hard to beat a hot dog on a stick. Kosher Korner is closed Fridays and Saturdays. Located at Section 1.

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9 – Self-Service Refills – No more waiting in line for refills. Guests who purchase a souvenir beverage that day are able to refill at special refilling stations at most concession stands.

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8 – Kids Shack, Baby! – This kid-friendly concession stand is open with gyros, a candy wall and lots of kids-friendly food options. Located at Section 34.

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7 – You Had Me at “Gelato” – There’s always room for Gelato! This one’s going to be popular. Located at Section 1.

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6 – Lime-a-Rita Stand – Frozen margs, anyone? This stand will serve Lime-a-Ritas, frozen margaritas, tacos, nachos and other goodies. Marlins Park will be the first MLB Venue to host one of these new unique spots. Located at Section 22.

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5 – “Papa’s In the House!” – New for 2015, Papa John’s Pizza makes its debut at Marlins Park! Fans should expect lower prices and great pizza! Located at Sections 10 and 27 (Promenade Level), Section 220 (Lexus Legends Level) and Section 307 (Vista Level).

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4 – “Welcome To The Show” – Two words: Mongolian. Grill. This concession is located on the Lexus Legends Level and will serve Steak & Cheese Sandwiches and other premium items. It features a big grill visible to the public so fans can watch their meals being chopped up and cooked! Located at Section 208.

 

3 – Visiting Team Burgers – Each series there will not only be a hot dog inspired by the city of the visiting team, but now there will also a Visiting Team Hamburger! Located at “Burger 305″ at Sections 13 and 19.

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2 – The “Fit Cart” – Watching a ballgame while also watching your figure? The new “Fit Cart” serves Gluten-free goodies, salads, chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers and more. Located at Section 27.

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1 – “The Food Truck” – This bad boy serves different items every series! One appetizer, one entree and one dessert – each inspired by the city of the visiting team! Located at Section 14.

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Fish Family, which new food item are YOU most excited to try?

Julio The Octopus Shocks The World (and Helps Us All Believe in a Better Tomorrow)

UPDATE: With his victory on Tuesday night, that marks THREE wins in a row for Julio The Octopus… a winning streak!

Do you believe in miracles?! First there was David and Goliath. Then there was the 1980 US Hockey Team, and now, there’s Julio The Octopus.

Perennial tough-luck loser Julio The Octopus shocked Marlins fans around the world by digging deep, showing his indefatigable and unshakable grit and triumphantly edging out his competition in this Sunday’s Great Sea Race!

051715_mia_octopus_medComing on the heels of Saturday’s Preakness Stakes where long-time Fish Family member Marlins Man watched on, yesterday’s Great Sea Race had it all: drama, controversy and of course, eight-legged glory. Let’s dive in further… _BAN4637For those not familiar, the Great Sea Race is held in the middle of the 6th inning during each Miami Marlins home game. Four entrants, Angel The Stone Crab, Bob The Shark, Spike The Sea Dragon and Julio The Octopus, emerge from the center field gate and race one another around the warning track, past The Clevelander and to the finish line located in front of the Marlins’ dugout. _BAN5221Entering yesterday’s matinee matchup, Julio The Octopus carried a tough-luck 3-256 record in the Great Sea Race. Percentage-wise, Julio had won just 1.17% his races and had been winless dating all the way back to Marlins Park’s inaugural season in 2012.

Of course, since 2012, Julio has had his share of close calls. Like when Spike The Dragon pulled this move: 092114_mia_sea_creature_twitter     Or on Star Wars Night when we learned Darth Vader hates octopuses: 090614_mia_fish_vader_twitter1     Or when poor Julio ran into a door: 090314_mia_julio_the_octopus_twitter_j8ulfpzh     Or last season when Billy took matters into his own hands:

Yesterday, despite Billy’s best attempts AGAIN, Julio finally broke through to end his two season winless drought. We know somewhere out there, all the Julio The Octopus supporters are smiling. Perhaps Julio was inspired by Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah. Or maybe seeing the sheer strength and will of Giancarlo Stanton’s latest home run barrage inspired Julio to victory.

More than anything, it was a signal to all of us that anyone is capable of achieving their hopes, dreams and aspirations, if accompanied by belief, determination and the heart of a champion. We salute you, Julio The Octopus, for showing that anything is possible.

Could this be the start of a winning streak for Julio The Octopus? With seven games left on this homestand, the #FishFamily will be waiting with bated breath at Marlins Park to find out! Visit marlins.com/tickets and join Team Julio tonight!

#MarlinsMan Does It Again!

This dude is something else! Anyone watch the Preakness Stakes today?
Marlins Man at the Preakness Stakes

He’s also been at dozens of NBA games and every ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game this year. Be on the lookout for this loyal #FishFamily member!

#MarlinsMan, thank you for showing the world what it means to be in this awesome #FishFamily!

This Guy Just Caught a 475-Foot Giancarlo Home Run with One Hand

Bruh.

So on Tuesday Giancarlo homered out of a stadium, literally. Then yesterday he hit one 474 feet into a the center field camera well. What’s next?

Well, today Giancarlo hit one even farther than he did yesterday! Believe it or not, that’s not even the most impressive part. CHECK. OUT. THIS. CATCH!

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Giancarlo Home Run One-Hand Catch

WOW! Did this dude just catch a 475-foot home run with ONE HAND?! We caught up with him:

Folks, this is what an absolute Fish’n legend looks like:

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Meet Joe, the Marlins Cameraman Giancarlo Homered Into

Earlier this week, in an act of superhuman strength, Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton homered OUT of Dodger Stadium.

Tonight, back home from a long West Coast road trip, it didn’t take Big-G long for an encore act:

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That, #FishFamily, is a home run INTO the center field camera well at Marlins Park.

 

The home run was calculated at a gargantuan 474 feet and was Giancarlo’s second #StantonSmash of the evening, and tenth of the 2015 season.

 

For reference, here’s what 474 feet from home plate looks like:

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The ball was recovered by Marlins camera man, Joe, who routinely operates the tight center field camera angle.

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The ball narrowly missed Joe by only a few feet.

 

No word on whether Joe will don a helmet the next time Giancarlo comes to the plate.

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10 Most Fun Things Happening This Homestand

10 days. 10 games. The Fish return home tomorrow night to play the Braves, Diamondbacks and Orioles, and there is a ton in store for fans each game at Marlins Park!

Take a look at the 10 Most Fun Things Happening This Homestand!

10) 70’s Night supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Day — Friday, May 15th vs. Braves (7:10 PM)

Throw on those bellbottoms and bring your best dance moves to the ballpark for 70’s Night! For just $25, fans who purchase a Special Event Ticket Package will receive a game ticket, Marlins 70’s Night t-shirt, and meet-and-greet with Barry Williams, otherwise known as Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch!

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9) Summer Concert Series: Charli XCX — Saturday, May 16th vs. Braves (1:00 PM)

The British pop star will take the stage for the second Saturday Spectaular summer concert of the season! Make your way over to the West Plaza after the game to hear Charli’s chart-toppers like “Boom Clap” and “Break The Rules” from her debut album, Sucker!

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8) Hall of Fame Brunch — Sunday, May 17th vs. Braves (1:10 PM) and Sunday, May 24th vs. Orioles (1:10 PM)

Get the best brunch in town at Marlins Park prior to every Sunday home game, starting at just $39! Each brunch package includes a game ticket inside the Clevelander, as well as access to a delicious brunch buffet. There’s also face painting, drink specials and an instant-print photo booth, making it fun for the whole family! For more information, visit marlins.com/brunch.

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7) Lupus Awareness Night — Wednesday, May 20th vs. Diamondbacks (7:10 PM)

Lupus Awareness Night returns to Marlins Park! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lupus Foundation, who will be honored on the field as part of the pre-game ceremony. Be sure to stop by the 50/50 Raffle kiosk on the Promenade Level to further support the Foundation!

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6) Fish N’ Chips Casino Party: Double Or Nothing — Thursday, May 21st vs. Diamondbacks (6:30 PM)

Fans 21 and over, join the Marlins Foundation for an evening of casino-style games alongside Marlins players, coaches and alumni! The night will feature hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music and dancing, with all proceeds benefiting the Marlins Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Program (RBI). For more information, visit marlins.com/fishnchips.

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5) Night In Havana (Cuban Heritage Night) — Friday, May 22nd vs. Orioles (7:10 PM)

Celebrate Cuban Heritage Night with your favorite Fish! With the purchase of a $25 Special Event Ticket Package, fans will receive a game ticket and a Havana Sugar Kings t-shirt. There will also be a post-game fireworks show for all to enjoy! A portion of the proceeds benefit Kiwanis of Little Havana.

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4) Strike Out Stroke Night — Saturday, May 23rd vs. Orioles (7:15 PM)

Did you know strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States? At Strike Out Stroke Night, you’ll learn how to spot a stroke fast! A portion of the proceeds benefit Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp.

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3) Fitness Day: Bootcamp — Saturday, May 23rd vs. Orioles (7:15 PM)

Throw on your running shoes and head to Marlins Park for its inaugural Boot Camp Day! If you purchase a Special Event Ticket Package, you’ll receive a game ticket and a workout session in the West Plaza prior to the start of the game — plus a Marlins sling bag!

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2) Beerfest — Saturday, May 23rd vs. Orioles (7:15 PM)

Join us for another Beerfest event at the park! The Special Event Ticket Package will get you a Clevelander game ticket along with a 4oz Beerfest sampling mug. Spend the afternoon enjoying samples of international, domestic and local craft beer! The fun begins three hours prior to the first pitch, so come early and come thirsty.

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1) Osteogenesis Imperfecta Awareness Day — Sunday, May 24th vs. Orioles (1:10 PM)

Raise awareness for Osteogenesis Imperfecta with the Marlins! The day will begin with a special on-field ceremony recognizing the National OI Foundation, which a portion of the proceeds will benefit. Kids 12 and under in attendance will receive a Marlins pullover jacket and can stay after the game to run the bases for Diamond Dash!

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With so much going on this homestand, what are you most looking forward to, #FishFamily?

Giancarlo homers OUT of Dodger Stadium

Were you catching z’s during yesterday’s Late Night With The Fish matchup between the Marlins and the Dodgers?

With a 10:10 PM ET first pitch, many Fish fans on the East Coast were probably snoozing when Marlins rightfielder Giancarlo Stanton did this:

 

Yup. That’s right, Fish fans. Giancarlo literally hit one out of the ballpark last night at Dodger Stadium.

Take another look:

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According to Statcast™, Giancarlo’s 8th home run of the year traveled a projected 475 feet with an exit velocity of 114 mph.

For those scoring at home, that’s very far and very fast.

Distance-wise, that massive blast was, according to Statcast™, the third longest home run in the Majors this season.

The home run also put Giancarlo in historic company.

Per Dodgers.com, Giancarlo’s hit is the fifth home run ever hit out of Dodger Stadium. The others? Mark McGwire (483 feet, May 22, 1999), Mike Piazza (478 feet, Sept. 21, 1997), Willie Stargell (470 feet, May 8, 1973) and Stargell AGAIN (506 feet, 6 inches, Aug. 5, 1969).

Talk about an elite group of sluggers!

Here’s one more angle of Giancarlo’s titanic blast:

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When the opposing outfielder doesn’t move a muscle, you know it’s not coming back.

The Fish complete their 10-game roadtrip tonight at 7:50 PM ET from Dodger Stadium.

Can’t wait to see Giancarlo crush homers back at Marlins Park?

The all-new Giancarlo Stanton G-Squad ticket special gets you a Baseline Reserved ticket located right next to Big-G, a limited-edition Stanton arm sleeve and a donation to the Marlins Foundation for just $27.

The first G-Squad game is Saturday, May 23rd against the Baltimore Orioles. Visit marlins.com/GSquad and join the G-Squad today!

Marlins Social Media Night: Who Stole Second Base?

Social Media Night is back and better than ever tonight at Marlins Park!

All fans who purchased a Special Event Ticket Package not only get a ticket to the game and a Social Media Night t-shirt (see below), but they also get to participate in a ballpark-wide scavenger hunt!

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Here’s the scoop…

Using our various social platforms — Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Vine and Twitter — you’ll receive five clues (one every inning). Their answers, when put together, will ultimately lead you to answer the question, “Who stole second base?”

If you get stumped by a clue, be sure to revisit this post for updates.

When you think you know who the culprit is:

  • Locate the person in Marlins Park — but no need to rush! Anyone who successfully solves the scavenger hunt is eligible to win the prize
  • Take a picture of them
  • Tweet the photo to @Marlins using hashtag #WhoStoleSecondBase

A winner chosen at random will receive a baseball autographed by a Marlins player!

Didn’t purchase a Special Event Ticket Package? You can still play along with us! Each of the clues will be listed below.

Here’s the first of five clues:

Clue #1: Do you remember who the 2003 World Series MVP was? Find the bobblehead of that player in the Marlins Park Bobblehead Museum, then look five to his left. What is the first letter of the last name of that player? The answer is the first letter you need to know and remember!

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Clue #2: This three-dimensional art piece was designed by renowned artist Dominic Pangborn. Go to this piece in the ballpark, then look at the name of the restaurant it is located above. If you find the third letter of the second word of that restaurant, you’ve found clue number two!

Visit Marlins Facebook in the 3rd inning for the next clue.

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Clue #3: Marlins Park resides on the former site of what Miami landmark? Find the tribute to this place inside Marlins Park. Once you’re there, look for the photo that has a former US President in it. What is the third letter of the last name of the President featured on the wall? That letter is clue number three!

Visit our Snapchat @MarlinsMLB in the 4th inning for the next clue!

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Clue #4: If you want clue number four, locate the last seat installed at Marlins Park. What is the first letter of its row, when spelled out?

Visit the Marlins Vine in the 5th inning for the last clue!

 

Clue #5: This art piece lights up after a homer. Find its plaque and get the first letter of the artist who designed it! 

Head to Twitter for final instructions!

 

Now that you’ve unveiled each Social Media Night clue, put all of your letters together to discover #WhoStoleSecondBase! Follow the above steps for the final step! (Official Rules)

 

Be sure to join us for our next Social Media Night: The #RewriteTheFuture Series on Tuesday, June 2nd! For more information, visit marlins.com/specialevents.

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