Marlins to Play Mets Series in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico absolutely loves baseball. Too bad they don't have their own MLB team yet, but hey, apparently we're willing to lend them ours for a weekend.
The AP reports that the Marlins June 28-30th series against the New York Mets will be played in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It'll go down at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium, which also hosted the opening day match-up between the Blue Jays and the Rangers in 2001. It also, thanks in no small part to current Marlins-owner Jeffrey Loria, hosted several Montreal Expos games in the 2003-04 season.
There's currently over 100 natives of the island active in Major League Baseball.