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Jeter Secures Win to Remove Marlins Home Run Sculpture

The Miami Marlins won county permission on Tuesday to move its home run sculpture out of Marlins Park to the plaza outside, giving Derek Jeter a key win in his efforts to erase the legacy of former owner Jeffrey Loria.  Read more here.

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Marlins Park Legal Drama Begins Today

A Thursday morning hearing will serve as the opening act of a legal drama between Jeffrey Loria, former owner of the Miami Marlins, Derek Jeter, a current owner, and Miami-Dade County, longtime owner of the team’s ballpark.  Read more here.   Meanwhile, the drama over the home-run sculpture continues.  Read more here.

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Jeter Wants Home Run Sculpture Removed

Derek Jeter may get an assist from Miami-Dade in ridding Marlins Park of its kitschy home run sculpture, which the new owner and the county’s mayor both want removed.  Read more here.

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Could Marlins’ Home Run Sculpture be Removed Under New Ownership?

Jeffrey Loria has reportedly agreed to sell the Miami Marlins to a group fronted by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.  With the smoke clearing, more information about the new group and its plans are surfacing, including the possibility that the mechanical home run sculpture in left-center field could be removed.  Read more here.

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Brown: Jorge Mas Will be Next Owner of Marlins

Forbes contributor and Bizball LLC owner (and AC/DC tribute band Shoot to Thrill member) Maury Brown argues that Jorge Mas, with less flash and more substance, will be the next owner of the Miami Marlins — not the Bush, Jeter or some other group.  Read more here.

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Despite Hosting MLB All-Star Game, Florida Teams Struggling for Fans

A Miami Marlins fan walks into a bar, and this is no joke:  He wants to watch his team play, but all 10 televisions are tuned to other games in other time zones.  The bar, located near Marlins Park, broadcasts the lack of allegiance for the home team loud and clear.  Read more here.

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Miami Stadium Site to Receive Historical Marker

As Miami prepares to host the upcoming 2017 MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park — the city’s first time hosting the annual celebration of baseball — it is fitting news that fabled and demolished Miami Stadium (AKA Bobby Maduro Stadium) will finally receive a historical marker where it once stood.  Read more here.  Click here to see the sweet throwback unis worn by the MLB Marlins in 2013.

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Marlins to Erect Statue of Jose Fernandez

Late Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez will be permanently memorialized in a 9-to-10-foot bronze statue outside Marlins Park later this year, team president David Samson said Thursday.  Read more here.

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Still Tussling Over Miami Ballpark Construction Costs

Miami Marlins New LogoThe Miami Marlins are still submitting to the county their expenses for building the baseball team’s home in Little Havana – after three full seasons in the stadium.  Read more here.

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