The Sea Creature Race
I will not say much about the Miami Marlins’ addition to the pantheon of mascot racing. Taking some of the majestic creatures dwelling in the sea just outside of Marlins Stadium and running them around the warning track seems like a great idea and a fun way to bring some extra excitement to the dozens of fans attending home games.
But the Marlins went totally Marlins on it.
Starting from the cold, dead heart of Jeffery Loria and finishing in your child’s nightmares – it’s The Great Sea Race! (Photo from Marlins Official Twitter feed)
Like the dried out husk of the franchise they call home, the sea creatures are haunting, gaudy, and completely devoid of the extra effort needed to make it in the cutthroat world of Big League Mascot Racing.