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  1. I decided to create a new thread specifically for updates, as it'd be easier to keep it all in one spot. I'm going to include my previous post here to start the thread, and will continue with today's comments/pictures 10/11/18 Update: So an update on the ballpark renovations... I decided to drive by after work and walk around the park and see what I could see. I quickly realized I had never actually walked around the entire park (on the outside) before. I discovered a few things I didn't know were there, namely the new brewery in the north west garage - I remember people mentioning it, but never knew where it was; and the retail space in the southwest garage facing the plaza - both storefronts empty of course, but I never knew it was there....I only knew of the retail on the north side of the northern garages. From the outside, it didn't seem like there's much in the way of renovations going on aside from general maintenance such as pressure cleaning the pathways. The 5th base remains just a fancy tent - honestly I'd never seen it before either. I went down there to try to peek inside, and more importantly to see if there was any sort of work on that northeast corner where they proposed moving the home run sculpture to. There wasn't any work being done there, and the top of the sculpture was intact from what I could see from the outside (roof and windows were open). Walking around further, in the southeast garage, there were stacks of something in the bottom floor - I'm not sure if it was fencing or construction materials. It was too far away to tell what it was. Also on the southeast corner of the park in the loading bays, I saw several of those Waste Management dumpster bag things filled with seats that have been removed. Too bad they're just going to throw them away - I'd take a couple (not sure what I'd do with them, but I'd take them). Anyway, I didn't take any pictures, as they wouldn't have shown up well through the blue windows and distance, but the only interior changes I could see from the Clevelander area was down the 1st baseline in the upper corner where that previous video showed the guy taking out seats. There were three sections extending from the baseline wall which had the top.....eh...10-20 rows (maybe?) removed. There didn't seem to be any work done yet beyond removing the seats in that area. Otherwise, I couldn't see any other changes from that vantage point. I couldn't really see the second or upper deck, and I did not see any seats removed in the areas above the dugouts where they were moving ticket holders (and presumably making seating changes there too). I may continue going every few weeks to see if I can see anything going on if anyone is actually interested.
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    Unveiling of new logos and uniforms

    It's quite distinctive and can become a signature "Marlins" color if they'd just use it.
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    What is everyone wearing for opening day?

    When I was there, I'd say it was pretty well/evenly mixed - a lot of old (Loria) logos, but quite a bit of the new stuff too. --- As for what I'm wearing for opening day - I'm likely not able to go, since the game is 4:10 on a Thursday, but if I do make it, I'll be sporting the new blue jersey (no name on the back), either blue or tan jeans, and the new black hat (proper logo, not the ST hat).
  4. Unless it's just a "blank" glove.
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    Urena to start Opening Day

    I don't see the need to rush a trade now just to make a trade.
  6. Didn't Loria always envision the Marlins as the Yankees in the south, minus the payroll? His dream is coming to fruition.
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    Unveiling of new logos and uniforms

    I'm not sure. May be one of those "team store only" items for now, and added online later.
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    Yelich vs Samson

    I hate that the Wild Card game is a single game and not at least a 3 game series.
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    FanFest - Feb 9

    What was wrong with the merchandise sales process? Or you just want discounted prices? --- The last question on that survey was "do you plan to attend opening day on March 28th, 2019" yes or no. I put no, but wish I could've given a reason - it's a freaking 4:10 start on a Thursday. I'm at work at that time and the game will be 3/4 over by the time I can get there.
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    New Forum Setup?

    Is there a new forum setup? When I went to the home page, it just kept the same Marlins discussion posts there. I did see a "checkbox" thing on the right to switch forums. Is that how we're supposed to switch to other sub-forums now?
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    New Forum Setup?

    Sure. I'll even throw in an extra 3 cents for a total of 5! But in pennies. Not a nickel.
  12. I figured he was kept for the first year as the guy who knew the system, and would be replaced this offseason, but I guess they like what he's been doing?
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    New Forum Setup?

    I like it now that I know how it works. It was just unexpected and confusing when I clicked the "home" button only to be seeing the same exact page I was on (it left only the Marlins discussion checked initially), until I figured it out, so some sort of post explaining the change would've been/would be nice (though maybe this thread acts as that now). I know I had that happen - there were threads I posted in, but forgot to check them because they weren't in the main discussion one, and would think about it a week or more later. The only thing about the new setup is the checkbox thing on the right doesn't have descriptions of what belongs there like before......most are self explanatory (Marlins discussion, game threads, sports), but the "Media guide" and "outfield" are a little less clear as to what belongs there. My 2 cents at the moment.
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    New Forum Setup?

    I get it now. I was just confused and thought something was not working on the site. It's kinda cool that you can "mix" posts from all forums so that you don't miss any that you may not check often.
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    Unveiling of new logos and uniforms

    Hm. I don't remember seeing that one.
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    Unveiling of new logos and uniforms

    Maybe next year's ST hat will be black/blue bill with just the fish (no M) like this years. That'd be a good look.
  17. I don't think that's true at all. It'd be nice, but he did well in a relief role. I'd keep him there so he knows his role, and hopefully becomes a Brad Hand/Andrew Miller type.
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    Unveiling of new logos and uniforms

    Yeah for sure. I picked me up a ST hat (no patch). OHHHH. I completely forgot to post it: They had these hats with the blue bill.
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    Unveiling of new logos and uniforms

    I saw a LOT of them misprinted, and it made me wince. Also, in the lower team store, they STILL had the wrong/misprinted one for sale.....
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    Marlins Park Renovation Updates

    Good point! I don't recall any menus having pictures before - I only remember it being lists/a typical menu. That'd have been cool. Maybe next year!
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    FanFest - Feb 9

    I didn't eat because I had had lunch already, and had dinner plans and wasn't hungry. What I did see, though, looked good. That's good to hear. I would often get pizza at the park before, so I'll definitely be trying it. It's sounded like there's going to be quite a few options worth trying, though, which is good. I just hope these "specialty"/local restaurants don't mean very expensive food. I know they have the 305 menu, but it'd be nice to see low-ish prices across the board. I also thought it was nice that they had a cheese, pepperoni, and veggie option.
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    New Billy The Marlin

    Hey, I know I'm grasping at straws here, just trying to come up with something that makes some remote amount of sense.
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    New Billy The Marlin

    The only reason I can come up with for the hat logo is for the kids? So they know he's a baseball mascot? To reinforce the baseball part of it?
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    New Billy The Marlin

    Meh. I don't like the eyebrows. They seem unnecessarily accentuated. And WTF with that hat logo? I agree with all of this. The hat logo is INEXPLICABLE. Like WTF? Why on earth would you have a completely different logo to everything else? I guess I could understand if it were the patch directly. But it doesn't match any patch, any logo, any anything. I remember them saying they wanted to change the nose because they were worried about the other one poking people, so while I liked the old one, I'm ok with that part of it. The rest just seems like they changed things to change things like you said. --- It seems like they went more toward this cartoony version of Billy. And for fun, here's a baby billy
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    FanFest - Feb 9

    The uniforms definitely looked great up close/in person, I just worry about the look from a distance - and that's only from a colors concern - the bright colors get washed out by the black from a distance when not in direct light.
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