You know something’s up when Jeremy Hermida is making highlight-worthy catches in right, the Fish are actually getting double-digit hits off of Grandpa Moyer, Shane Victorino is attacking an umpire like a rabid wildebeest and the home crowd is booing the dude that sings God Bless America… OK, so that last one is pretty much a normal day at the park for Phils fans. But overall, it was a strange, strange afternoon at Citizen’s Bank Park Sunday as the Marlins went for the sweep against the Philadelphia Phillies.
When Jamie Moyer is starting a game against the Fish at home, you pretty much have two choices, Marlins fans: 1) heavily medicate yourself and watch only the top half of each inning, or 2) skip the game to do something that doesn’t make you feel like ripping all your hair out and screaming, and just check the box score the next day to confirm all of the zeros you knew were coming anyway.
It felt a little surreal last night watching the Marlins take on the Phillies to open their series at Citizen’s Bank Park. That was partly because Bud Selig decided it would be a pretty neat idea to make the Fish (and the rest of the league) wear solid red caps in honor of Memorial Day. To the uninformed observer, it looked like the Fish had lost their own hats somewhere between Miami and Philly, and had to borrow some extras from the home team.
Who are you guys, and what have you done with my team? (whatever you did, I hope you hid the evidence well, because we don’t want them back.)
It was Kid Sunday today at the ballpark, which tends to put a smile on my face, especially when the players bring their little ones along for the fun. Cody Ross’s son, Hudson, made an appearance in an FSN post-game interview, and it was also very nice to have Jamie Moyer’s great-grandchildren in attendance for the festivities.