Opening day at the ballpark
And we gather with Marlins faithful,
And Marlins still undecided
In a city that has been sick and divided
But today in Miami, we are united!
With a woman at the helm and our ace on the mound,
The Marlins are ready for a brand new season
Full of promise
Cheered on by fans who have ached to see live baseball since 2019.
It’s been 18 years since the last Championship
But here we are, this glorious Opening Day
Where the air is electric and humid
And the immutable spirit of Jose Fernandez still lingers with us.
As we begin a new season,
Hats off to last year’s playoff team.
We are building on new traditions and new heroes
Remembering seasons past with Muscle Boy and Marlins Mermaids
Back when they were the “Flarrida” Marlins and the ballpark doubled as a football stadium.
Fast forward to today, at a quarter capacity
Half vaccinated, wearing KN95’s
With the defiance of being called bottom feeders
And the optimism to Re2pect the process.
This is our year.
So while we cannot yet lock arms and sway together
And sing “root root root for the Marlins,”
We can stand together on this Opening Day and feel the love
For this season’s first official Play Ball.