Miami Marlins opened the offical season with a baseball game against the New York Yankees on April 2nd, and the stadium was cool as a cucumber. Well, almost. The thermostat was set to 72 degrees and by the end of the game, even the pitcher said that it was ‘cool.’ While the stadium got some unexpected rain on Saturday, by the time the roof closed, the field was already wet, and provided for a little mushier than usual game play on Sunday. While the roof is reported to take only 13 to 14 minutes to open/close, we all know South Florida’s rain – and it can come and go very quickly, dropping a lot of rain.
While the Marlins were enjoying their new stadium and a super-comfortable atmosphere, they weren’t able to fend off the New York Yankees, losing the game in a final score of 10 – 8.
While the Marlins enjoyed the cool of the air conditioning (which brings happiness to FPL), they also found that when the Marlin Stadium roof is closed, it’s a bit noisy. With a beautiful season ahead, lets hope the Marlins get to keep their roof open a majority of the time to provide a less-noisy and Florida sunshine enhanced game of baseball. Perhaps for the next game, they will be do better than against the Yankees.