The #FightinFish will be back at Marlins Park to kick off the final 13 home games of the regular season on Monday! #WhyNotUs
As if that wasn’t enough excitement, try to contain yourself around these 12 must-sees and dos next week!
12 – Labor Day Afternoon Baseball – Who needs crowded beaches and BBQs when you can kick back and cool off at Marlins Park with some #MPEats!? (Speaking of #MPEats – try the Reuban Dog. You’ll thank us later.) Your Marlins take on the Mets at 1:10pm.
11 – First Responders Appreciation Night – Honor those that save lives! Join us for this special event to recognize our community’s fire, police, EMT and first responder personnel at our annual First Responders Appreciation Night on Wednesday, September 3rd. This special event package includes a discounted baseline reserved seat and a special edition First Responders Appreciation Night duffel bag! Learn more at marlins.com/specialevents.
10 – It’s All About the Grub – This is your last chance this season to try the visiting team food items from division rivals, the Mets and the Braves. Chow down on the Reuben Dog (topped with shaved pastrami, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and shredded jack cheese) when we play the Mets, and the Hotlanda Dog (topped with BBQ pulled pork, mustard coleslaw and fried pickles) when the Braves are in town. These items are located at Burger 305, Section 13!
9 – Autograph Sessions Friday and Saturday – How many Marlins player autographs have you accumulated this season? Add more by attending the Marlins Autograph Sessions on Friday and Saturday! Stand in line outside of the New Era Team Store by 6pm sharp to see which Marlins player will stop by!
Thanks to @JarredCosart for stopping by tonight's #Marlins autograph session at the New Era Team Store! http://t.co/onTCSFYFaF—
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8 – But first, let me take a #Selfie - Family Sundays are for selfies! Get your #SelfieSunday pics with a Marlins player at Section 28 on the Promenade level at noon sharp. Make sure to get those front-facing cameras ready to go for this popular Sunday tradition at Marlins Park!
Thanks to @jordany023 and the @FSFloridaGirls for stopping by #SelfieSunday! http://t.co/6M3vz8JR5Q—
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7 – Last Call for Beerfest – Beerfest is back for one last round at the Clevelander at Marlins Park! Beerfest starts at 4:10pm on Saturday, September 6th and runs for 3 hours leading up to the game vs. the Braves. It doesn’t get much better than unlimited beer samples before the game and a ticket near the potential home run landing zone (aka – the Clevelander pool). Purchase your Beerfest ticket here: marlins.com/beerfest
6 – Fireworks Friday – Sit back and relax following last pitch on Friday vs. the Braves– you won’t want to miss the Fireworks Friday show! Hint: The best views are from behind home plate and you’re free to move seats after the game is over.
Bonus: If you’re a Rewards Plus member, you can use your points to score VIP viewing from the dugout!
5 – Happy Hour at the Ballpark – TGIF @ Marlins Park! Arrive early on Fridays to beat ballpark traffic and kick off your weekend with $4 domestic draft beers from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Budweiser Bow Tie Bar!
4 – Party with DJ Zog at the Clevelander – After the game on Saturday, September 6th, head straight to the Clevelander for free live music from DJ Zog and keep the party going all night long! Note: Must be 21 years or older for this after party.
3 – Run Around the Bases – Following the game on Family Sunday, kids 12 and under can run the bases in the Diamond Dash! Line up at the bottom of the First Base Helix Ramp near Section 6, starting at the top of the 8th inning.
2 – Take Home Julio The Octopus – The first 5,000 kids 12 and under will take home a Julio The Octopus plush doll from the Great Sea Race! We can only hope that your kids are big Julio The Octopus fans like 4 1/2 year old Jack. Read more here about the great saga and the emotional roller coaster it is to be Julio’s #1 fan!
1 – May the Force Be With You - It’s Back! The 5th annual Star Wars Night is on Saturday, September 6th vs the Braves! These limited time ticket packages include a game ticket and a limited edition Giancarlo “Oni Wan” Stanton t-shirt. Even better? Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit “Stand Up To Cancer“. Supplies are limited so get your ticket at marlins.com/starwars today!
It does not, I repeat, does NOT, get better than baseball and Star Wars!
We will see you next week at Marlins Park! Down the stretch we go!
What it's all about: http://t.co/vpY0szZ66L—
Miami Marlins (@Marlins) August 15, 2014
Saturday night in Denver, Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria made yet another, jaw-dropping play; this time saving the game for the #FightinFish.
This should have been a game-ending hit but Adeiny Hechavarria was there. http://t.co/xm9L8AqxFk
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) August 24, 2014
Not surprisingly, Marlins broadcasters, Tommy Hutton and Rich Waltz lost it. And we were right there with them:
Acquired in the 2012 blockbuster trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, Adeiny spent his first season with the Marlins quietly developing into a defensive wiz.
2014 has been a breakout season for Adeiny, who continues to make stellar defensive plays, all while raising his batting average from .227 to .275.
With such a breakout officially underway, it’s time to give credit when it’s due and begin viewing Adeiny as a Gold Glove-caliber shortstop, or #HECH4GG, for short.
Entering the 2014, we posted 16 Reasons Adeiny Hechavarria Will Win A Gold Glove. Here’s 9 more (and one from Saturday) proving that time is now:
#2 – It didn’t take long for Adeiny to record his first #HechOfAPlay. This amazing leaping grab contributed to a dominant Opening Night win for your Marlins:
#3 – Nicknamed “El Perro”, hashtag #uuufff has become a trademark of Adeiny’s:
#4 – He’s got some serious range… if you’re into that kind of thing:
#5 – Air Adeiny? Oh, no he didn’t…
#6 – Late in the game, he seems to only get better:
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) August 9, 2014
#7 – Wowza:
#8 – The line, “You’ll be seeing that one again on SportsCenter Top 10,” has become all too common…
#9 – #HechOfAPlay after #HechOfAPlay:
#10 – Got’em!
So let’s help him out together, #MarlinFamily — the next time you see Adeiny make a spectacular play (it won’t take long) use hashtag #Hech4GG
In case you have not been on the internet in the past week (welcome!), the #IceBucketChallenge phenomenon has taken the country by storm! Last weekend, over $1 million was raised to the national ALS Association as a result of this cold and wet video challenge!
First up? Steve Cishek!
Now Steve needs YOUR help to help Giancarlo Stanton complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
Place a bid to visit the Marlins Clubhouse and douse the Marlins All-Star with a bucket of ice water by 5:00PM TODAY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 15!
What’s in the package?
• Photo opportunity with Giancarlo.
• Four (4) batting practice passes.
• Four (4) Diamond Club tickets to an upcoming 2014 home game on a mutually agreeable date.
**Even better??** Steve and Giancarlo are not the only Marlins taking part of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge!
A Presidential #IceBucketChallenge! President David Samson & President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill accepted!
Rich, Tommy and Allison got doused in ice water!
We couldn’t leave out Mr. Marlin, Craig Minervini & the Fox Sports Florida Girls!
Or Marlins greats and Fox Sports Florida broadcasters, Preston Wilson & Carl Pavano!
The Marlins General Manager, Dan Jennings, passed along the challenge to his three sons!
Mike Redmond, Christian, Casey and Garrett cooled off with some ice water, too!
Marlins Vision Host Kelly, the Marlins Energy Team & Marlins Organist, Tabby B got in on the action as well!
And even our very own Billy The Marlin!
Please join us in our continued efforts to raise awareness to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease! Remember, proceeds from the Giancarlo Ice Bucket Challenge auction benefit the ALS Recovery Fund!
#StrikeOutALS once and for all!
This little camera sure does have the ability to take some pretty incredible action footage:
Everything from skydiving…
Or even… a First Pitch!?
Definitely! When Marlins season ticket holder, Roly, used Rewards Plus to throw out the Honorary First Pitch at Marlins Park, he attached his trusty Go Pro Camera on his cap to capture an unforgettable angle of his moment! Take a look:
Seeing how far the mound is from home plate, maybe we can understand that infamous 50 Cent toss… maybe.
Yesterday, your Miami Marlins arrived in Pittsburgh a day early for a three-game series vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Field.
With the day wide open, Henderson Alvarez, Adeiny Hechavarria, Marcell Ozuna, Donovan Solano and Jordany Valdespin spent their day paying homage to one of the greatest international players and humanitarians in baseball history, Roberto Clemente.
Located in downtown Pittsburgh, the museum is dedicated entirely to “The Great One” and features memorabilia, awards, equipment and photographs, showcasing Clemente’s 18-year career as a Pittsburgh Pirate.
Marcell examines the bat of the Hall of Fame legend.
Donovan gets his hands on the Clemente bat, too.
In his career, Clemente was a National League MVP, a 12-time All-Star, a 12-time Gold Glove winner and a member of the 3,000 hit club.
All in all, a successful afternoon learning about a person that broke barriers in baseball and created a path for future Latin and Spanish-speaking players to follow.
Tonight your Marlins open a three-game series at PNC Field vs. the Pirates. Tune in at 7:05 p.m. ET as Brad Hand faces off against Charlie Morton of the Bucs. #LetsGoFish
4 1/2 year-old Jack met his deep sea hero with a Rewards Plus Sea Creatures Pizza Party. Pizza and the Sea Creatures all at once? Does it get any cooler than that!?
Jack is Julio The Octopus’ biggest fan. How big a fan?
Watch the agony in Jack’s face during a recent Great Sea Race:
Or the immense frustration when Bob The Shark wins… AGAIN!
We think it’s about time to rally behind Jack and support his cause! Jack and Julio The Octopus need YOUR help! – #GoJulioGo!
BONUS: The first 5,000 kids at Marlins Park on Sunday, September 7th vs. the Braves will take home a Julio The Octopus Plush Doll! We are already giddy thinking of Jack’s reaction when he gets his hands on one of them!
Tonight kicks off a 7-game homestand and a Nathan Eovaldi vs. Jordan Zimmermann showdown!
Winning 7 of their last 8 games on the road, your Marlins are now just two games under .500! Cheer on your Fish as they take on the NL East-leading Washington Nationals from Monday-Wednesday, then the Cincinnati Reds for a four-game set Thursday-Sunday.
Adding to the action on the field, check out the Top 10 can’t-miss extras at Marlins Park this week:
10 – Autographs & Selfies! – Stop by the New Era Team Store at 6pm sharp on Friday and Saturday on the West Plaza for a player autograph! ! Prefer an afternoon game? Line up at Section 28 at noon sharp on Family Sunday for #SelfieSunday!
9 – Happy Hour Fridays! – Arrive early to beat the traffic to Marlins Park and kick off your weekend with $4 domestic draft beers from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Budweiser Bow Tie Bar!
8 – Friday is also for Fireworks! – Stay in your seat after Friday’s game– you won’t want to miss the Fireworks Friday show! Hint: The best views are from behind home plate and you’re free to move seats after the game is over.
7 – Choose Your Vice – Enjoy Miami’s Ultimate Vice Night on Thursday, July 31st and another round of Beerfest on Saturday, August 2nd! Get your special event tickets by visiting marlins.com/specialevents.
6 – On Your Mark, Get Set, GO - After Sunday’s game, kids 12 & under run the bases for Diamond Dash! Line up at the bottom of the 1st Base Helix Ramp at the top of the 8th inning.
5 – DJ Jammin’ Johnny at the Clevelander free after Saturday’s game! After the last out on Saturday’s game vs. the Reds, keep the party going at the Clevelander at Marlins Park , where DJ Jammin’ Johnny will be spinning on the 1′s and 2′s for Saturday Spectacular.
4 – Golf Day on Family Sunday! – Please join the Marlins and Bunkers in Baghdad for our annual golf equipment drive on Sunday, August 3rd at Marlins Park! Your donations of new or used golf equipment will be sent to active duty military stationed overseas, wounded warriors and veterans’ programs across the United States. Learn more at marlins.com/specialevents.
3 – Bid on One-of-a-Kind Experiences for Charity! – The 9th Annual Fox Sports Florida Fantasy Auction presented by Banah Sugar is this Tuesday, July 29th at 5:30 PM! Join Tommy Hutton, Rich Waltz and Craig Minervini of FS Florida for a thrilling game and awesome bidding from Marlins Park. Proceeds from this signature event benefit the Marlins Education Fund. Learn more at marlins.com/fantasyauction.
2 – Adorable Dogs Invade Marlins Park! – The second Bark at the Park at Marlins Park is on Sunday, August 3rd! 100% of the proceeds from the dog tickets will benefit the Humane Society of Broward County. Reserved seats are located in the Vista Level. Tickets are $15 for humans and $10 for dogs and must be purchased in advance. Purchase your tickets by visiting marlins.com/barkbroward.
1 – Christian Yelich is a Bobblehead! – The first of two bobblehead giveaways this season is this Sunday vs. the Reds! The first 12,000 fans at Marlins Park will take home a Christian Yelich bobblehead. Make sure to arrive early on Family Sunday!
With only a few more months of baseball left, the Fish offer Marlins Flex Packs, where you pick out any 20 games that you want to attend and get a discount per game – starting at just $13 per game! Learn more by visiting marlins.com/flexpacks and don’t miss a moment of fun at Marlins Park this year!
The second half of the season begins tonight as your Miami Marlins kick off a 3-game series against the San Francisco Giants!
While this marks the shortest homestand of the season, it’s still jammed pack with plenty to do and be a part of!
Here is the complete breakdown:
9 – Friday is Happy Hour! – What better way to start your weekend of baseball than with $4 domestic draft beers from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Budweiser Bow Tie Bar? We agree that it’s the perfect excuse to come early and beat the traffic.
8 – More Special Events! – Did you know that during every homestand, there’s new special events to be a part of? With American Legion Southern Area Night on Friday, July 18th and Young At Art Museum Night on Saturday, July 19th, there are plenty of events for you to be a part of. Added bonus? Portions of the proceeds will benefit charity foundations. Learn more at marlins.com/specialevents.
7 – A New Visiting Team Food Item! – This is the first and only time the Giants will be at Marlins Park this season, so make sure to try the visiting team food item, the California Dog! You can expect a foot long hot dog topped with avocado crema, cucumber strips and krab meat- yum! Pick up this visiting team item at Burger 305 at Section 13! Learn more about other awesome food options at Marlins Park at marlins.com/food.
6 – Three chances to get up close with a Marlins player! – On Friday and Saturday, stop by the New Era Team Store on the West Plaza at 6pm sharp for a player autograph! Can’t make it either day? Come to Marlins Park on Family Sunday for #SelfieSunday. Line up at Section 28 at noon sharp, you never know who will stop by!
5 – DJ R1 at the Clevelander free after Saturday’s game! Following last pitch on Saturday, keep the party going at the Clevelander at Marlins Park , where DJ R1 will be spinning on the 1′s and 2′s for Saturday Spectacular.
4 – Have any extra baseball equipment around the house? – From 11:30am-1:00pm on Family Sunday, stop by the Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive and drop off your new or used baseball equipment outside of the Home Plate Entrance for underprivileged youth in the area. All that baseball equipment you don’t use will be put to good use!
3- Sit Back and Enjoy Fireworks! – The Fireworks Friday tradition continues this second half with a post-game fireworks show! Make sure to stay in your seat after today’s game, you’ll already have the best seat in the house!
2 – Beerfest is back this second half! – Beerfest at the Clevelander at Marlins Park starts at 4:10pm tomorrow (Saturday) and runs for 3 hours leading up to the 7:10pm Saturday game start! Can’t get better than unlimited beer samples before the game. Purchase your Beerfest ticket here: marlins.com/beerfest.
1 – Colombia Heritage Night! – Bring your instruments and join us tonight for our Colombian Heritage Night celebrations! Festivities begin at 5:30 pm at the West Plaza with traditional folkloric groups, costumes and music mixtures of cumbia, gaita, merecumbes, and vallenato. Stay after the game for a spectacular fireworks show set to music from Colombia’s greatest artists! Buy the special pack here: marlins.com/specialevents.
A lot going on in such a short amount of time!
To sweeten the deal even more, the Fish offer Marlins Flex Packs, where you pick out any 20 games that you want to attend and get a discount per game – starting at just $13 per game! Learn more by visiting marlins.com/flexpacks and don’t miss a moment of fun at Marlins Park the second half of the season!
*BONUS!* – Have World Cup separation anxiety? James Rodriguez & Radamel Falcao are coming to Marlins Park next week!
Get your soccer fix on Wednesday, July 23rd as Marlins Park hosts one of the nine games in the Second Annual COPA EUROAMERICANA soccer tournament! Watch Atletico Nacional vs. AS Monaco take the field beginning at 8pm! Buy tickets here: marlins.com/copa.
In what some may call as the ultimate gesture in diehard loyalty to a team, Andres (@latinoloco4rwf) has reached the two month mark of his vow to not shave until Jose Fernandez is back on the mound at Marlins Park!
Let’s just say he looks a little different now than this photo here…
Andres is taking his dedication, love and devotion to Jose Fernandez and the #MarlinFamily to a whole new level:
Check out his two month update here:
Don’t forget, he is keeping a lookout for other #DiehardFish fans using the hashtag #MarlinFamily and #JosesHeroes on social media!
Watch the beginning of Andres’s non-shaving crusade here:
Give him a follow at @latinoloco4rwf and keep up with his non-shaving adventures, because we are!