The Marlins nailed the Rockies on opening night yesterday and will host the them again today at 7:05 p.m. Tickets, by the way, are still available and cost $20 to $245.
Honestly, a night at the ballpark is really all about the food and photo ops with Billy the Marlin. There's nothing wrong with spending an evening scarfing down hot dogs, beer, and barbecue.
Yet this is Miami. Where the days are hot and the swimsuits skimpy. So if the idea of typical stadium food doesn't fit in with your plans to fit into your Brazilian bikini, check out Diamond Juice tonight at Marlins Park.
The brainchild of Julie Loria, the wife of Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and author of Diamond Dishes, Diamond Juice is the first juice bar located in a sports stadium. The juices are all made on the premises before and during home games, which is another first. The stand, located in Section 19, has been revamped for the 2014 season and features some new smoothies and juice blends -- all with baseball themes, natch.
The stand sells smoothies such as Bases Loaded (açaí, strawberry, apple juice, banana), Hall of Famer (mango, pineapple, coconut water, banana, agave), and Bench-Clearing Brawl (blueberry, strawberry, orange juice, banana, agave).
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In addition, there are fresh-squeezed blends like the Triple Play (kale, apple, cucumber) and Walk-off Watermelon (watermelon, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, agave). Want something simpler? Juices are available in orange, orange/pineapple, orange/mango, carrot/mango, and watermelon.
If only A-Rod had figured out this was the best way to get juiced at a ballpark.