I attended the second game of the Marlins’ inaugural season. We played the Dodgers and lost, 2 to 4, behind pitcher Jack Armstrong. Despite getting off to a bad start, I kept going to Marlins games and, in the last 18 years, I have sat in the stands at the stadium now called Sun Life (that I never stopped calling Joe Robbie) hundreds of times. Only for Marlins games — you wouldn’t catch me dead among the hollering horde at a Dolphins game. In fact, I’m not much of a sports fan. But I am a Marlins fan, and I always will be. I’ll attend many a game at the new Miami Ballpark, but I’ll probably never go back to Sun Life. For this reason, I decided to attend yesterday’s game, the last ever at the stadium where I watched us win the ’97 Series. It was the last of a three-game home stand against the Nationals. We won.
All photos by Robby Campbell