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Dan Marino to throw out ceremonial first pitch for Marlins on Opening Night

Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino will throw out the ceremonial first pitch Monday night when the Marlins open the season against the Colorado Rockies.

Marino, who passed on baseball after being selected by the Kansas City Royals in the fourth round of the 1979 First-Year Player Draft, spent 17 years with the Dolphins and was recently let go by CBS after serving as a football analyst.

In addition to Marino throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, Opening Night festivities include KC from KC and the Sunshine Band singing the national anthem, a special celebrity Opening Night video and an in-game celebration honoring Henderson Alvarez’s no-hitter, the fifth in team history. A free fireworks show presented by Pepsi will follow the game.

“We are honored to welcome back Dan Marino to the site where he began his hall-of-fame professional career,” Marlins President David Samson said in a statement released by the team. “There is no better way to start a season at Marlins Park than with a pass from this South Florida sports icon.”

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Dionysus Thelxinoe

Wow, KC and the Sunshine Band ... can't wait! I'll bet Manny's gonna wear his best sweatshirt that night.

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FJEFF

What? no shaky Ali? looking forward to Loria and Samson making a shameless,embarrassing pulicity stunt/disaster again. It's what they do best.

Flav C.

DT,

The Marlins tried to sign with Mantrap, Ecstacy, or Heaven as part of the festivities.

They were unavailable.

Mr. Blackwell

Manny is undecided which of his formalwear to send to the laundry for the Opening Night festivities. Guayabera or Cubavera?

employee

Samson tried to get Barry Manilow,who wouldnt return Samson's calls.

Stan M

FJeff, you are so right about that Ali episode. New park, new players, great expectations, and when Loria pulled that embarrassing stunt with Ali, it left me with a feeling of foreboding. I went from excitement to apprehension. Between that and those garish WS rings he personally designed, one can't help but wonder how an individual immersed in the field of art could be so personally gauche.

Bond

Loria has no class,no taste. Exhibit A-stepson Samson. Case closed.

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