Opening Night In Miami Was A Circus That Included Girls In Bikinis, Brazilian Dancers And A Near No-Hitter

Miami Ballpark, Miami Marlins, Jose Reyes

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Last night was opening night in Major League Baseball (again). Only this time, it like something MLB has never seen before.It was Miami being South Beach inside a baseball stadium.

It was over-the-top. It was hideous. It was a train wreck.

In other words, it was awesome in a way that only Miami can be.

On the next few pages, let’s take a look at some of the crazier scenes from last night’s inaugural game at the new Marlins Ballpark.

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