Well, the Marlins new home run celebration contraption is as ridiculous in person as all the pictures suggested. This video shows just a few of the moving parts of the Miami Sigh Machine that will light up whenever a Marlin homers this season. “Flamingos are a go?” Flamingos are a go, indeed.
There are concerns that the structure could be more than just an eyesore. Some Marlins are already voicing concerns that the flamboyant structure could be a distraction for left handed hitters – especially against right handed pitchers with a sidearm delivery! From the Miami Herald:
“If it is an issue, it can no longer be there,” warned Marlins utility player Greg Dobbs. “I won’t be the only left-handed hitter saying something. If other teams have a problem with it, they’re definitely going to voice their concern to the league.”
Can you imagine if the Marlins had to move this thing? Why, it would be more of an embarrassment than the structure itself. Maybe. Probably not.
Previously: The Marlins New Home Run Celebration Is Fabulous