The Saturday Spectacular summer concert series at Marlins Park is back!
Throughout May, June and July this season, fans can visit the West Plaza after five Saturday afternoon games for a FREE post-game performance. The best part? All You Can Eat Seats are available for every Saturday game, starting at just $35 — so you can thoroughly feed both your appetite and your musical tastes.
So without further adieu, here are four of the recording artists set to perform at the ballpark this season:
5 – Jake Miller – The 21-year-old YouTube sensation — a South Florida native — will have his teen army of “Millertary” screaming with his latest hit “Dazed and Confused”!
Saturday, May 2nd vs. Phillies — game at 4:10 PM. Free concert right after!
4 – Charli XCX – She’s in the fast lane from LA to Tokyo, and now she’s coming to Marlins Park! Get ready to “Boom Clap” when this British pop singer takes the stage.
Saturday, May 16th vs. Braves — game at 1:00 PM. Free concert right after!
3 – Gente de Zona – After last year’s bonanza, GDZ is back! Ya tu sabes! This Grammy Award-winning Cuban reggaeton group is back by popular demand. You may know them from their appearance in Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando”!
Saturday, June 13th vs. Rockies — game at 4:10 PM. Free concert right after!
As an added bonus, it’s also Bark at the Park & Adopt-O-Mania that night!
2 – Jerry Rivera – The Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum salsa legend from Puerto Rico will be back to get some hips shaking in the West Plaza!
Saturday, July 11th vs. Reds — game at 4:10 PM. Free concert right after!
1 – Stay tuned to see the fifth and final recording artist, performing on Saturday, June 27th vs. the Dodgers at 4:10 PM! We’ll update this post when it’s announced!
Note: Post-game concerts are free for all fans who purchase a ticket to that afternoon’s game. Head to marlins.com/tickets to buy tickets, and visit marlins.com/entertainment to keep up with all of the latest on Saturday Spectacular!
See you this summer!
Two words: FREE t-shirts. The first 10,000 fans who get to Marlins Park on Sunday, August 23rd vs. the Phillies will receive a Marlins player t-shirt, courtesy of Miccosukee Resort & Gaming.
And the Marlins are letting us, the #FishFamily, decide which player the t-shirt will feature!
Every vote counts:
Want one of these bad boys? Visit marlins.com/tickets to join us at the game.
Heritage Nights at Marlins Park are back and better than ever!
Last Friday, the Fish kicked off the first one of the season with Puerto Rican Heritage Day — and fans had a blast. It all began with Puerto Rican social media star LeJuan James throwing out the first pitch. Then, fans jammed out all night long to Latin tunes from La Pachanga.
But that’s not all! Check out the awesome Marlins t-shirt that fans received as part of the Special Event Ticket Package:
Want to join the Heritage Night festivities? Fans who purchase a Special Event Ticket Package at marlins.com/specialevents get a ticket, a gift item and get to sit in the special theme zone to participate in all the festivities — plus the free t-shirt.
The shirt designs this year are pretty cool. See for yourself!
Cuban Heritage Night (Night in Havana) – May 22nd vs. Orioles:
Hispanic Heritage Night – September 26th vs. Braves:
Shirt design coming soon.
Come out to the ballpark and show off pride for your home country at our seven Marlins Heritage Nights! To purchase a Special Event Ticket Package and score one of these t-shirts, visit marlins.com/specialevents.
Fish Family, which one is your favorite?
Last night was a big night for fans of FX’s Justified as the show wrapped up its six-year run!
So how did things wrap up for U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens? Well here at On Cloud Conine we have a strict “no spoilers” policy, so we won’t go into all the details, but we do have one detail we had to share.
After the main premise was wrapped up, in the final minutes the show fast-forwarded four years to the future to reveal the character played by actor Timothy Olyphant has moved to Miami. While sharing an ice cream cone with his daughter, we realize Raylan is wearing a Marlins shirt!
That’s right – in the year 2020, Raylan Givens is a proud member of the #FishFamily! It’s as if the writers knew about our season-long Back to the Future campaign! We’ve already covered how several movies already predicted the Marlins – now the entertainment industry is predicting future Marlins fans!
Raylan, welcome to the #FishFamily — err, in the Future!
On Monday, Henderson Alvarez will become the thirteenth Opening Day starter in franchise history. Here’s the full list:
- Charlie Hough (1993, 1994)
- John Burkett (1995)
- Kevin Brown (1996, 1997)
- Livan Hernandez (1998)
- Alex Fernandez (1999, 2000)
- Ryan Dempster (2001, 2002)
- Josh Beckett (2003, 2004, 2005)
- Dontrelle Willis (2006, 2007)
- Mark Hendrickson (2008)
- Ricky Nolasco (2009, 2013)
- Josh Johnson (2010, 2011, 2012)
- Jose Fernandez (2014)
In honor of Henderson joining fellow and former Marlins greats here are 13 Reasons To Be Excited Henderson Is Starting Opening Day:
13. His ERA
How good was Henderson last season? His 2.65 Earned Run Average (ERA) was the fifth lowest of all-time, trailing only fellow Opening Day starters Kevin Brown (1.89 in 1996), Jose Fernandez (2.19 in 2013), Josh Johnson (2.30 in 2010) and Dontrelle Willis (2.63 in 2005) for the best in club history.
12. Putting Up Zeroes
From May 22 to June 8, Henderson had a career-long scoreless-innings streak of 26.0 frames, surpassing a mark of 18.0 innings from July 21-31, 2013.
11. He Knows How To Go The Distance
A master of efficiency who pitches to contact, last season Henderson went the distance three of his 30 starts.
Even more impressive was that each of those complete games were also shutouts.
10. The First Pitch
Each time Henderson takes the mound, his one-of-a-kind first pitch windup is always a sight to see.
He’s not nicknamed The Entertainer for nothing!
9. The Eeephus Pitch
Every so often, Henderson will dig deep into his pitching arsenal and fire… an eephus pitch.
Needless to say, opposing hitters rarely see the 56 mph butterfly of a pitch coming.
8. There’s No Place Like Home
In 2014, Henderson led the Major Leagues in home ERA, posting a minuscule 1.60 ERA at Marlins Park.
That 1.60 mark was also the third lowest in franchise history
7. Beast of the East
When it comes to battling the Nationals, Mets, Braves and Phillies, few pitchers have been better than Henderson. Last season, Henderson went 7-3 with a 2.20 ERA in 18 starts versus NL East opponents.
Henderson’s ERA vs. division opponents was also the third-lowest single-season ERA against the NL East since 1994.
6. The All-Star
In the first half of 2014, Henderson’s 6-4 record and 2.63 ERA earned him a trip to the All-Star Game with teammate Giancarlo Stanton.
From the looks of it, we think Henderson wants to make another appearance at the Midsummer Classic.
5. Just Keep Pitching
When Henderson is in a groove, he literally makes quick work of opponents.
His average of 14.0 pitches per inning, trailed only Clayton Kershaw (13.7) in 2014. The low pitch counts enables Henderson to work deep into games.
Fewer pitches = quicker game. How’s that for rate of play, MLB?
4. Ace In The Hole
In 2014, when the Marlins needed a win, Henderson delivered. Over his 30 starts, the Fish recorded a stellar 20-10 record.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Marlins also set a club record by winning 10 straight games started by Henderson from May 16-July 6. Here’s hoping to start a new streak on Monday!
3. Keep It On The Ground
Armed with a heavy sinker, Henderson is a master at inducing softly hit groundballs.
Last season, Henderson tied Wily Peralta and Adam Wainwright (min. 162.0 innings pitched) for the most Ground In Double Plays induced by an NL starter, with 24.
And he’s not bad a fielder, too!
2. Going, Going… Caught
When it comes to the deep ball, few pitchers in baseball are harder to homer off than Henderson.
Since the start of 2013, Henderson’s 0.50 Home Run/9.0 Innings Pitched Rate is ninth lowest of any Major League starter (min. 500 batters faced).
1. No-Hit Stuff
Who can forget Closing Day 2013 when everything clicked for Henderson?
Utilizing his sinker, stellar defense from shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and a little bottom of the ninth magic, Henderson completed the fifth no-hitter in Marlins history:
When Henderson takes the mound, you never know what’s going to happen!
So there you have it, #FishFamily!
If you haven’t already, purchase your Opening Day tickets as soon as possible by visiting marlins.com. If you’ve got your tickets, don’t forget to pre-purchase parking:
— Marlins Park (@MarlinsPark) April 3, 2015
Lastly, and most important, remember to arrive early!
Gates open at 2:00 PM sharp. With a full schedule of pregame activities, arrive early to Opening Day and be in your seats no later than 3:45 PM.
It’s time for Marlins Baseball!
Do we have a WWE version of the #MarlinsMan?
Anyone who watched Wrestlemania 31 the other day (and then WWE Raw the very next night) probably noticed the Marlins fan sitting front row.
This gets even crazier… Anyone remember Wrestlemania XXX a year ago? You know, the one when The Undertaker had his historic streak broken (we blogged about it here)? Yup, same guy!!
That’s right! Two years in a row the same guy in a Marlins cap has had ringside seats for the grandaddy of them all, the “Super Bowl” of wrestling, Wrestlemania! Social media followers have deemed him the #MarlinsHatGuy!
So who is this mystery #FishFamily member? We found out! Here are 3 facts about the #MarlinsHatGuy:
3 – As it turns out, his name is Steve and he’s born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa! He’s a huge baseball fan, played in college and even coaches high school baseball up in Iowa! When he’s not involved in baseball, he’s a huge WWE fan, as is apparent by his ringside seats at some of the biggest matches! He’s been to 10 straight Wrestlemanias and dozens of other PPV and Raw events!
2 – He has 4-5 Marlins caps, but likes to wear the “Marlins Red-Orange” version so he can find himself on TV later. He was first introduced to the Marlins when he was in town for Wrestlemania 28 in Miami a few years ago. Now he has a keen eye on the Fish. In his words: “Stanton has to play big, and I think he will, the big money he got means he needs to deliver! But the Fish also added some talented players. I think Ichiro has a lot of hit left in his system even as he ages, Dee Gordon is a guy who can rack up bases, and Dan Haren can get wins. The talent is there, just have to up some scoring production from last season. Do enough to get into the playoffs, then anything can happen!”
1 – As a true WWE fan, he’s up to create a new “tag team.” He says: “I’ve heard of #MarlinsMan and if he wants to have a match at Wrestlemania 32 in Dallas, Texas, for Marlins hashtag supremacy, I’ll be there ready! #marlinsfansareeverywhere”
In the mean time you can check him out on Twitter and Instagram (@DJCoach_G) and see where the #MarlinsHatGuy is next!
What’s the best way to spend your Easter Sunday? With the Marlins, of course!
This Sunday, Fish fans of all ages are invited to join us on the West Plaza at Marlins Park from 1:00-2:00 PM for a FREE Easter egg hunt! With a special appearance from the Easter Bunny and plenty of candy and chocolate, it’ll be fun for the whole family.
Then, stick around afterwards to get up close and personal with the Marlins during the team’s open workout from 2:00-4:00 PM. This free event is your last chance to see them before Opening Day on Monday, April 6th!
Both the Marlins Park Ticket Office, located on Felo Ramirez Drive (NW 6th Street) and the New Era Team Store, located on the West Plaza of Marlins Way (NW 16 Avenue) will be open during this time for your shopping pleasure.
We hope to see you on Sunday, Fish Family!
Season 5 of AMC’s smash-hit The Walking Dead may have come to a close, but Zombie and Baseball Season are rising from the dead!
For the first time, the Miami Marlins will be opening the Marlins Park gates to the undead for Zombie Night on Friday, April 10th versus the Tampa Bay Rays!
The first of twelve all-new Friday Night Theme Nights, Zombie Night kicks off an exciting season of promotional events at the ballpark.
For only $25, fans that purchases a Zombie Night ticket package will receive:
- One (1) Lexus Legends Level ticket
- One (1) limited-edition Miami Marlins Zombie Night t-shirt
- All fans that survive Zombie Night will enjoy a complimentary post-game fireworks show, immediately following last pitch
But there’s more! All special event ticket purchasers will receive an exclusive meet-and-greet with actor IronE Singleton, better known as T-Dog from The Walking Dead.
T-Dog was an original cast member of The Walking Dead, before you know… zombies ate him for lunch.
As another special bonus, the first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive their very own Miami Marlins Zombie Night poster:
(Even as a zombie, we bet Dee Gordon is still pretty fast!)
To purchase your Zombie Night ticket, visit marlins.com/specialevents today!
And don’t forget to dress in your scariest zombie costume. Blending in with Walkers may be your best bet for survival!
P.S. Still no word if Billy The Marlin will be around Marlins Park that night…
— Billy The Marlin (@BillytheMarlin) March 30, 2015