Derek Jeter’s group can’t remove Marlins’ HR sculpture, county says
Marlins Park’ssignature center-field sculpture, described as kitschy and garish by some and just plain ugly by others, is staying put, even though a rumor has been floated that Derek Jeter’s ownership group might remove it, the Miami Herald reported. Julio Urias Jersey The reason: Miami-Dade County owns the marlin-and flamingo-festooned sculpture named “Homer” by the artist, and the county says it’s not going anywhere.The County commi sioned and Andre Ethier Jersey purchased the Home Run Sculpture with the public art funds generated by the ballpark project, Michael Spring, head of the county’s cultural affairs arm, said in an email Thursday to the Herald. It was designed specifically for this project and location and is permanently installed. It is not movable.Though no one from the new Marlins ownership group fronted by Jeter has made a public comment, rumors of the73-foot-tall mechanized display’s removal have floated in South Florida as a symbol of wiping the stadium and franchise clean of lame-duck owner Jeffrey Loria’s imprint.The idea of removing Jackie Robinson Jersey the piece has at least one public supporter, the Herald noted:Miami-Dade mayor Carlos Gimenez.Mayor Gimenez appreciates art in public places, the mayor’s communications chief, Michael Hernndez, said. That particular structure, not so much.