Boots Home-Run Sculpture
… ‘Cause He Hates It
10/16/2018 3:15 PM PDT
Call this career homer No. 261 … ’cause Derek Jeter just blasted the Marlins’ center-field sculpture straight outta the park in Miami — all because he absolutely despised it.
D.J. bought the Marlins back in 2017 … and in his efforts to wash the stench of losing off the squad — he’s been battling to punt the obnoxious outfield piece of art.
In case you might not understand why … it’s a 7-story feature of fish, flamingos, lights and water — and it all goes crazy after the Marlins’ (not so many) taters.
Yeah, doesn’t exactly scream winning baseball.
So, D.J.’s fought hard to get rid of it … and finally, on Tuesday, he won permission from the county to boot the thing squarely outta sight.
The team says it’s moving the piece outside the stadium … and in its place will be an entertainment area where fans can stand and catch the game. Pretty cool, right??
As for Jeter … he’s refused to go on record with his distaste for the statue, but did say of it recently, “It’s big. Yeah. It’s big. It’s big.”
There it goeeeessss … SEE YA!!