Today marks the final game at the original home of the Florida Marlins, Sun Life Stadium. It wasn't the best stadium for baseball, but it did see some shining moments – a pair of Florida no-hitters, Mike Piazza's brief cameo, and, above all, Game 7 of the 1997 World Series.
Apparently Bud Selig and the rest of Major League Baseball are sad to see the stadium go, too. I've obtained a copy of the "farewell" card the Office of the Commissioner sent to Jeffrey Loria earlier this week. It's very touching. The number of executives and former players Selig was able to get to sign the card before sending it on is amazing. It's clear just how much the whole of baseball will miss Sun Life Stadium next season.
Such a sweet, colorful card.
I'm glad Bud was able to find so many players and execs to show how much they care for the stadium.
It kind of brings a tear to your eye, doesn't it?