That baseball haven in South Florida
Fenway this isn’t. I’m sitting here right now at a football stadium, getting ready to watch a baseball game.
From the press box, all I can see is a sea of orange seats. yeah, that works for the Dolphins I guess, but there is no flavor of the Marlins in this place at all. It’s sad that this team has won more World Championships in the last nine years (2) than the Red Sox have won in the last 88 (1), yet there is hardly any passion down here for this team.
I’m sure it will really hit home tonight for Mike Lowell, Alex Gonzalez and Josh Beckett just how lucky they were to switch homes. But it’s also worked well for Hanley Ramirez, who has thrived at the opportunity to play every day.
History is on the line tonight as the Red Sox can become the first team in Major League history to go 17 consecutive games without an error. Ironic, isn’t it, that Gonzalez and Lowell are two of the biggest reasons for that streak, and the record can be set that their former home.