The secret gardens in Palm Beach, Florida/USA

    – Take Me Out to the Ball Game​​
Baseball in Miami: Marlins vs. Tigers

Miami, Florida/USA. (2013) – I am not really a hard core baseball fan, most likely because I didn’t grow up in the United States of America and therefore wasn’t exposed to this very cool sport
until my later years. In fact when I moved to Las Vegas/Nevada in 2003 I saw my very first baseball game live at “Cashman Field”. Thanks to the very patient people who then explained the rules
of the game to me over and over, I know a little bit about the game today. By the way, the game
I saw in Vegas made it into the history books because it was a "no-hitter" game - a game
in which a team was not able to record a single hit. Las Vegas 51’s pitcher had been incredible
on this day, dominated the guest team from the pitcher's mound and put me almost to sleep! 
Beautiful entrance to the Four Arts Gardens in Palm Beach, Florida/USA
There is a difference to watch sports live or on TV  
Now ten years later I’m still not a hard core baseball fan but at times I do like to watch a MLB game on TV. The reason for that? My excitement for this sport skyrocket when I was invited to see the Miami Marlins playing the Detroit Tigers in the “Marlins Park” in Miami in 2013. Not only because it was a way better game to watch, but because I could watch it in a really cool stadium, live. I had a seat so close to the action that I literally could have touched each single player down there on the field. My Nikon also had a "field day" with this close action and the bright lights in the new Marlins ball park. I will always be grateful to have been taken out to the ball game that day. It brought me much closer to this great sport which is so much loved in the United States of America. Please check out the gallery for some cool shots from this game. 
 
The Marlins Park – Great ball park in "Little Havanna" in Miami
The Miami Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami/Florida, were the club was founded in 1993. The Marlins are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball (MLB's) National League. Their home park is the beautiful “Marlins Park” located in “Little Havana” in Miami. The Marlins were originally the “Florida Marlins” and had to share their original home station with the famous "Miami Dolphins" football team. In 2012 the Marlins moved to their own new stadium, the “Marlins Park” in downtown Miami. Eventually the stadium will become a new name, the “Park” serves only temporary. The Marlins won the World Series championship twice so far, in 1997 and in 2003, both times as the National League wild card team.
 
Marlins beat the Tigers 2 to 1 - Lucky win for home team
When watching the Marlins and Tigers playing, I realized how exciting the game really can be. Especially when sitting so close to the field and the action. Most of the game I saw through the viewer of my Nikon, very eager to not miss a good shot. I don’t give up any secrets here when I admit that I missed not only one ball but very many. So when you see a photo in the gallery where there is no ball in the picture, you will have the proof that the pitcher can throw the ball not only too fast for some of the hitter but also for a photographer. Most of the time the ball reached a speed of about 90 miles/hour, a fact which left me speechless. I owe you the outcome of the game, I guess I should tell you: the home team scored a very lucky win; the Miami Marlins beat the Detroit Tigers with 2 to 1 right at the end of a very close game.  
 
  

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