MIAMI -- When Hanley Ramirez hit his game-winning three-run homer in the eighth inning Tuesday, it set off the multi-colored $2.5 million home-run sculpture in left-center field. Cubs manager Dale Sveum didn't see the leaping fish or the flamingos at all.
"I didn't even look at it, to tell you the truth," Sveum said Wednesday. "I saw the ball leave the bat and said, 'Oh God.'"
Alfonso Soriano said he anticipates the Marlins may have to move the fences in at the new ballpark after the first year.
"In baseball, you don't see ballparks this big anymore," Soriano said. "This is too big. I don't care -- we only play three games here. Those guys in the [National League] East, they'll be talking about it. We don't see ballparks with 418 [feet] to center field, 390 to the right-center gap."
What did Soriano think about the sculpture?
"That's Miami," he said, smiling.