The Marlins are putting salt water aquariums in the home plate backstops at their new ballpark. An artist’s rendering is here. Apparently the glass will be of bulletproof strength.
I realize that people may react strongly to his, but I’m thinking that this is pretty spiffy. Anything to avoid silly, nostalgic design flourishes — which the Marlins seem intent on doing with their new ballpark — is a good move in my book.
The used to always put “no pepper” signs on those backstops. Now they should put “no pepper unless accompanied by a little salt, some oil and a nice squeeze of lemon.”