The American entrepreneur known as Jeffrey Loria even purchased the Miami Marlins in the year of 2002, and he owned the team for around 15 years before selling it to the group that even featured Derek Jeter in the year of 2017. In a current interview with the Miami Herald, Loria even claimed the Yankees legend who destroyed the Ballpark.
One of the biggest and most important issues that Loria had with Jeter was the fact that he even got rid of a sculpture that erupted whenever the Marlins hit a home run or even won a game. Loria even said that destroying public art was indeed a horrible thing to do. Artist Red Groom who is Loria’s friend designed the home run sculpture, which is part of a $ 2.5 million contract with Miami- Dade County.
Derek Jeter ‘destroyed’ Marlins ballpark by removing home run sculpture
The time when Marlin hits a home run or even wins a game, the sculpture sends mechanical marlins spinning while seagulls soar, all the pelicans’ dance, and even a fountain sprays during a 29-second fabulous performance. Time being removed from Loan Depot Park in the year 2018, the sculpture now resides in an outside plaza that is near the stadium.
Loria even said that he asked the artist about getting it back, and he told him that he would help him find a new home for it. He really didn’t want to get involved in the same, and now it will rot outside where it is. He is condemned to neglect and outdoor decay. He mentioned that he wasn’t a fan of some of the other changes that Jeter made to the ballpark during his time, that too in the Marlins front office.
He was fastidious about all the colors they put into the building, and it was changed, but it didn’t have to be changed. They indeed covered up all the tiles which were bought into Europe. To him, it reflected the culture of Miami. Now it all seems blue. It seems ridiculous to him, and the amenities like the fish tanks, which are behind home plate, were there for the kids, and they even got rid of them, which is silly.
In his new book which is the ‘From the front row’ reflections of a major league who is baseball owner and a modern art dealer which is as well as in a recent interview with the Miami Herald, Loria Harshly criticized some of Derek Jeter’s decisions which were indeed made by the club’s former co-owner.
One of the main critiques the former owner even had for Jeter was his decision to remove a colorful statue that even used to erupt whenever the Miami Marlins hit a home run. The front office changes are a regular part of the game, and Loria was indeed infuriated to discover Scott’s dismissal came while he was there in the hospital and was recovering from colon cancer surgery, which was serious indeed.