Marlins Beat Writer Tweets Photos Of Aquarium Backstop At Team’s New Ballpark

Last week, I made mention of how a webcam was set up to document the progress as the Miami Marlins construct their new ballpark, conveniently named Marlins Park. The screen grabs culled from the webcam were mostly related to the nightmare fuel monstrosity that will be activated after every Marlins home run, but on Thursday, Juan C. Rodriguez, the Marlins beat writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, tweeted some photos from other vantage points featuring other unique aspects of soon-to-be-completed ballpark, the most fascinating of which feature the progress on the aquariums that will be on full display behind home plate. They follow below.

Incredible. And remember, the aquariums were constructed using durable fiberglass, so the fishies and other assorted aquatic life that will make these new aquariums their homes will be nice and safe every time a foul ball comes screaming back and smashes into them. Except for the violent reverberations that will undoubtedly occur whenever a ball collides with said durable fiberglass. Yeah.

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  1. Steve

    February 3, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I bet pitchers will complain about the movement of the fish!!!

  2. ads

    February 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    My bet is…………. it breaks; after constant pounding of 100 MPH foul tips. Hope they have someone close by to gather the fish quickly.

  3. mitch

    February 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    According to the other article there will be Lexan installed in front of and behind the aquariums. That means that there will be a buffer of sorts which will prevent the balls from actually hitting the aquarium itself.

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