Bob the Shark’s Home Run Derby moment
MIAMI — So the Miami Marlins have some representation in Kansas City after all.
Of course, the team doesn’t have a player at All-Star week, but if Marlins fans looked closely at Monday’s State Farm Home Run Derby, they would have seen a familiar fish out of water.
The television cameras caught a glimpse of Bob the Shark, who takes part in the Great Sea Race at Marlins Park.
Although knee surgery prevented Giancarlo Stanton from making it to the All-Star festivities, the organization wasn’t completely absent.
Billy the Marlin also was on hand, as all the mascots were recognized.
Stanton was the lone Miami player selected to the Midsummer Classic. The 22-year-old slugger was to take part in Monday’s Home Run Derby, won by Detroit’s Prince Fielder. But on Sunday, Stanton underwent a knee scope, and he will be out four to six weeks. Replacing Stanton was Washington’s Bryce Harper.
No other Miami player was taken, but at least Bob the Shark was able to enjoy the experience.
— Joe Frisaro