So long, Sun Life

By | September 29th, 2011 | 6 Comments

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.

Left Field by Robby Campbell

Fish Fans by Robby Campbell

Sun Life Stadium by Robby Campbell

Balloon Batter by Robby Campbell

Ramp by Robby Campbell

Left Field by Robby Campbell

Chris Volstad by Robby Campbell

Clap by Robby Campbell

Jeffrey Loria by Robby Campbell

Stephen Strasburg by Robby Campbell

Couple of Fans by Robby Campbell

13 by Robby Campbell

Keep the Teal by Robby Campbell

Bryan Petersen by Robby Campbell

Call Out by Robby Campbell

Mr. Marlin TV by Robby Campbell

Marlins Fans by Robby Campbell

Camera Man by Robby Campbell

Loria, Dave Van Horne, Lowell by Robby Campbell

Wayne Huizenga by Robby Campbell

Jeff Conine by Robby Campbell

Time for a New Ballpark by Robby Campbell

Florida Marlins Flag by Robby Campbell

All photos by Robby Campbell

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6 Comments on “So long, Sun Life”

  1. 1 dana said at 11:25 am on September 29th, 2011:

    joe robbie stadium forever

  2. 2 William said at 8:50 pm on September 29th, 2011:

    some of the best baseball photos I’ve seen. that shot of Strasburg on the mound between the hash marks is gorgeous.

  3. 3 Robby Campbell said at 3:28 pm on September 30th, 2011:

    Thanks Willy. Check this shot of Stras. It was hard to choose.

  4. 4 Leah said at 10:03 am on October 1st, 2011:

    Yup, definitely still Joe Robbie to me.

  5. 5 William said at 3:18 pm on October 1st, 2011:

    That is a sweet shot, but the other one has that quasi-aerial view that really grabs the football hash marks. So cool.

  6. 6 Mgr. Moustachio said at 1:02 pm on October 4th, 2011:

    Love that picture of Strasburg pitching from what looks like the fifteen yard line. Same goes for the “Keep the Teal” guy.

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