The Minor League Ballpark Guides series brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some games. Here, we
The Minor League Ballpark Guides series brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some games. Here, we present a roundup of the can't-miss elements from every park in the Miami Marlins organization.
Jupiter Hammerheads, Single-A
The Cassidy Cool Zone, with a covered party deck along right field, is a popular destination in the ballpark, especially on hot days. The Guanabanas Tiki Hut, a covered party area for large groups trying to escape the Florida sun, is in left field. It's also a great location from which to secure player autographs. More »
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Triple-A
When your team is named the Jumbo Shrimp, it follows that shrimp are a big part of the concession menu. At 121 Financial Ballpark, fans can visit regionally-named concession stands such as Southern Fried Freebird and Sweet Tea-bows for delicacies including but not limited to Boom Boom Shrimp (popcorn shrimp), Torpedo Shrimp (fried jumbo shrimp), Shrimp and Grits and yes, Shrimp and Pulled Pork Nachos. More »
Most fun mascot
Beloit Sky Carp, High-A
A Sky Carp is a slang term for a goose, so it follows that Beloit's mascot is - you guessed it - a goose. Poopsie the goose, to be exact. This high-flying fowl debuted at the ballpark in July of 2022, wearing goggles modeled after those worn by Beloit aviation pioneer Bessie Raiche (the first woman to fly an airplane solo in the United States). As for the name, don't get it twisted. The team reports that Poopsie is simply "a term of endearment used toward a child or significant other." More »
Best local attraction
Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Double-A
Pensacola is known as "the cradle of naval aviation." To find out how that came to be, why not visit the National Naval Aviation Museum? If you're visiting in July, catch the Blue Angels at the Pensacola Beach Air Show. The flight squadron is based in Pensacola, and you have an opportunity to see it practice throughout the baseball season. More »
Jesse Borek is a reporter/coordinator of prospect content at MLB Pipeline and MiLB. Follow him on Twitter @JesseABorek.