User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 28

Thread: Marlins Likely Won't Have Mermaids or Manatees in New Park

  1. #1
    Yes, Next Year

    Party
    has no status.
    Party's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Miami-Dade

    Posts
    12,892
    Reputation
    2169593

    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Marlins Likely Won't Have Mermaids or Manatees in New Park

    Save The Manatees: The Miami Marlins Fire Their Fat Guy Dancing Troupe

    By Gus Garcia-Roberts Mon., Dec. 12 2011 at 8:00 AM


    ​We can understand stiffing taxpayers with a $2.6 billion invoice for a shiny new stadium. We can't even really blame the Miami Marlins for refusing to chip in for millions in parking taxes while dropping nine figures on high-priced free agents. Hey, if our county officials are so inept that you can get away with it, why not?
    But firing the jiggly guys who for years have entertained fans for negligible pay? That's just cold.

    When the Marlins baseball team moves to Little Havana in the spring, the Manatees -- the team's plus-size male dance troupe -- will not be invited.

    The team is trying to keep the decision quiet, but several current and former big dancers confirmed it to Riptide, and one of them even started a Facebook page to try to change the team's mind.

    "Save the Manatees" has 147 supporters. "It's cold," says Angel Villarreal, better known as the booty-shaking, 280-pound Chubbalicious. "We stood by them when times were tough and got people to go to the stadium. Now the Manatees are getting the rug pulled out from under them."

    We hear the Mermaids -- the Marlins' stripper-esque lady cheerleaders -- are also getting their hot pants revoked. Sean Flynn, the Marlins marketing executive who oversees the troupes, did not return Riptide's call for comment.

    The Manatees have been getting down since 2008. A couple of them are classically trained dancers whose voluptuous frames precluded them from traditional gigs. Some, like the 400-pound "Tiny," became pseudo-celebrities at Sun Life Stadium. ("You got to move on with life," says Tiny-- real name Nelson Dean Clark, Jr.-- who is heading to California to train to be a Border Control agent.)

    For the first couple of seasons, when the Marlins worked the guys 30 games plus a weekly three-hour rehearsal, they were paid only with a pregame buffet. Later, the team added a nominal payment of $40 to $50 per game.

    But the Marlins' unspoken reasoning is clear. Now that it's a true big-league team -- thanks to a royal fleecing of taxpayers -- the bush-league sideshows are being ditched. "We danced at the groundbreaking of the new stadium," says Wesley "Mac" Boozer, formerly the Scottish-themed Manatee. "It's interesting now that it's come to fruition, we've been disowned."

    Laments the Manatees' 65-year-old elder statesman, Abraham "Big Rev" Thomas, who used to gyrate his 311-pound frame in a top hat and tails: "I think it's kind of crazy. I thought most of the people enjoyed the show."

    Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @
    http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/ripti...e_miami_ma.php

    Who are these people and what have they done with our real FO?

  2. #2
    Senior Member

    TheMendozaLine
    has no status.
    TheMendozaLine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Aşgabat

    Posts
    1,042
    Reputation
    244435

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Some, like the 400-pound "Tiny," became pseudo-celebrities at Sun Life Stadium. ("You got to move on with life," says Tiny-- real name Nelson Dean Clark, Jr.-- who is heading to California to train to be a Border Control agent.)
    At that size, I think our country would be better served by incorporating him into the border fence.

  3. #3
    Who are these f'in guys?

    Madman81
    has no status.
    Madman81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Cincinnati

    Posts
    3,433
    Reputation
    474460

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    "Save the Manatees" has 147 supporters. "It's cold," says Angel Villarreal, better known as the booty-shaking, 280-pound Chubbalicious. "We stood by them when times were tough and got people to go to the stadium. Now the Manatees are getting the rug pulled out from under them."
    Uh, bs

  4. #4
    Senior Member

    Erick
    has no status.

    Join Date
    Nov 2010

    Posts
    4,965
    Reputation
    428573

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I'd rather save the mermaids.

  5. #5
    Senior Member

    Bobbob1313
    has no status.
    Bobbob1313's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Posts
    21,738
    Reputation
    3364563

    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Manatee > Mermaids.

    The Mermaids were the lowest tier of cheerleaders. A lot of girls in the crowd looked better than them.
    poop

  6. #6
    Seņor Member

    Chewford
    has no status.
    Chewford's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    West Palm

    Posts
    11,805
    Reputation
    7225586

    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    They should hire the SK Wyvern dancers.
    Need help? Questions? Concerns? Want to chat? PM Hugg!

  7. #7
    Senior Member

    Beef
    has no status.

    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Posts
    24,981
    Reputation
    7026267

    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbob1313 View Post
    Manatee > Mermaids.

    The Mermaids were the lowest tier of cheerleaders. A lot of girls in the crowd looked better than them.
    The manatees were a pretty low tier of cheerleader. A lot of the girls in the crowd looked better than them too.

  8. #8
    Senior Member

    fauowls44
    has no status.

    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Posts
    269
    Reputation
    56322

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    "Save the Manatees" has 147 supporters. "It's cold," says Angel Villarreal, better known as the booty-shaking, 280-pound Chubbalicious. "We stood by them when times were tough and got people to go to the stadium. Now the Manatees are getting the rug pulled out from under them."
    The only people they brought to the the stadium were their families. Not a single person ever said "I wasn't going to the Marlins game, but I really want to watch those fat guys dance for 30 seconds...".

    Cutting the dance teams, and hopefully DJ, is a great move. Baseball and the ballpark are the attractions. The rest of that stuff is minor league.

  9. #9
    The People's Admin's Admin

    emkayseven
    loves hugg
    emkayseven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Winter Park, FL

    Posts
    8,421
    Reputation
    1841839

    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    A lot of teams have something cheesy like sausage races, etc. I hate the Mermaids and always have but I think the Manatees had a potential place as a Saturday or Sunday special thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Madman81 View Post
    Most of the people in the world being dumb is not a requirement for you to be among their ranks.
    Need help? Questions? Concerns? Want to chat? PM me!

  10. #10
    Senior Member

    Big Z
    has no status.

    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Posts
    2,784
    Reputation
    192206

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I would hate for them to lose their jobs, but I would get rid of the Mermaids, Manatees and that annoying as hell DJ.

  11. #11
    Yes, Next Year

    Party
    has no status.
    Party's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Miami-Dade

    Posts
    12,892
    Reputation
    2169593

    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    They need to pay for the HR celebration and Reyes' contract.

  12. #12
    Ruse Smoosher

    KnuckleBalls
    has no status.
    KnuckleBalls's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Hollywood

    Posts
    1,004
    Reputation
    48444

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Well as long as they're cutting the Mermaids, I'm good with the Manatees going.
    This is a Dolphins town, though.

    "Fuck, what've they done?'' --Ozzie Guillen

    I am dead set against free agency, it can ruin baseball. --- George Steinbrenner

    2010 SoFlaMarlins Fantasy Baseball Champion
    Edmonton Ice Bats
    2007 Teal League Wildcard
    2008 Teal League Wildcard

    2009 Teal League Wildcard
    2010 Teal League Wildcard
    2011 Teal League West Division Winner

  13. #13
    Mr. America on Watch

    Fish Tank Frenzy
    has no status.
    Fish Tank Frenzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Dallas, TX

    Posts
    976
    Reputation
    150823

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I dont think this was anyone sole job and from what I understand they got paid jack.

  14. #14
    eHe-Cha-Varia

    Namaste
    has no status.

    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Posts
    13,636
    Reputation
    4263819

    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbob1313 View Post
    Manatee > Mermaids

    The Mermaids were the lowest tier of cheerleaders. A lot of girls in the crowd looked better than them.



    I'm starting to get the feeling you say things sometimes just to get a rise out of people.

  15. #15
    Senior Member

    kylekash
    has no status.

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Plantation, FL

    Posts
    951
    Reputation
    1108798

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Best news I'be heard in a while.. not a fan of cheerleaders at baseball games.

  16. #16
    eHe-Cha-Varia

    Namaste
    has no status.

    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Posts
    13,636
    Reputation
    4263819

    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    It is good news

    Get rid of the Manatees, DJ and Mermaids (in that order)

  17. #17
    ( ° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Metes
    has no status.
    Metes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Pacific NW

    Posts
    9,666
    Reputation
    2459197

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Not so Mickey Mouse no mo'

  18. #18
    Gon Fly

    Ramp
    has no status.
    Ramp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Gotham City

    Posts
    17,664
    Reputation
    5240540

    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I'm not against keeping the Manatees to have them race like they are sausages.

    Otherwise, GTFO

  19. #19
    Braccino Corto

    Sr.Imbto
    has no status.
    Sr.Imbto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    A cage

    Posts
    3,227
    Reputation
    707097

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Mermaids > Manatees.

    Are you guys serious?

  20. #20
    Senior Member

    Bobbob1313
    has no status.
    Bobbob1313's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Posts
    21,738
    Reputation
    3364563

    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    At least the Manatees offered the minute possibility of humor. The Mermaids didn't even provide that much.
    poop

  21. #21
    Senior Member

    Beef
    has no status.

    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Posts
    24,981
    Reputation
    7026267

    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Well, considering the possibility of humor was so minute, you can say the Mermaids offered a much humor because people could make not-funny jokes about what they do when they aren't dancing at the stadium. Also, they had better-shaped boobs than the Manatees.

    Logan Morrison prob thought the Manatees were a hilarious idea

  22. #22
    Ship

    jOOj
    has no status.
    jOOj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Posts
    13,651
    Reputation
    3565579

    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Claudio Vernight View Post
    They need to pay for the HR celebration and Reyes' contract.
    All eyes must be on the robot fish parade.

  23. #23
    Senior Member

    Erick
    has no status.

    Join Date
    Nov 2010

    Posts
    4,965
    Reputation
    428573

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    There was absolutely zero humor with either group.

    If I'm picking the lesser of two evils, I'm keeping the average-looking girls over the obese men.

  24. #24
    Braccino Corto

    Sr.Imbto
    has no status.
    Sr.Imbto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    A cage

    Posts
    3,227
    Reputation
    707097

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    lolz

    I would like to see your girlfriends.

  25. #25
    eHe-Cha-Varia

    Namaste
    has no status.

    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Posts
    13,636
    Reputation
    4263819

    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    IIRC, 2 of the Mermaids were smoking hot.

    That was good enough for me and my friends

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •