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Marlins Barbecue Episode 22: Isan, Aguilar & Early Spring Observations

Alex and Ely discuss the first two Marlins spring training games, the team’s lineup and roster construction, and of course, those sweet blue unis.

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Marlins Barbecue is back and it feels so freakin’ good! Alex Contreras and Ely Sussman check in on the Marlins’ second base competition between Isan Díaz and Jazz Chisholm (2:40), what to expect from Jesús Aguilar during a DH-less season and when the team may look to trade him (10:15), why there’s been no commitment from Miami yet about wearing the ultra-popular blue uniforms for regular season games (38:00), and much more.

Enjoy Episode 22!

During Monday’s eventual 2-0 win over the Mets, the Marlins announced that single-game tickets for April, May and June home games go on sale later this week:

Make 305 Day (March 5) a home run with tickets to experience Marlins baseball live at Marlins Park this season. The Miami Marlins today announced that single-game tickets will go on sale at on Friday, March 5. Beginning Friday, fans can purchase tickets for Marlins home games taking place between April 1 and June 30. With an adjusted capacity at Marlins Park for the 2021 regular season, fans will need to show their speed and act fast to score tickets!

Marlins Members will receive priority access with an exclusive pre-sale opportunity for single-game tickets, beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning at 12 p.m. noon. Fans interested in joining the team and becoming Marlins Members should visit to learn more about the 365-day relationship that provides exclusive access, benefits, content, and experiences throughout the year and start for as little as $160!

With tickets starting at $10 and parking available at $15 for most Marlins home games this season, the organization continues its commitment to invest in the cost of the fan experience and makes Marlins baseball one of the most affordable entertainment experiences in South Florida. The $3 o $5 Menu, which features $3 hot dogs and $5 beer, returns for the third year, meaning a family of four can enjoy four sodas or waters, four hot dogs and four orders of popcorn for just $36.

Single-game tickets for Marlins home games on July 1 and after will be available at a second on-sale, which will be announced at a later date. For more information on the 2021 season, including the latest news and updates on the Marlins health and safety measures, fans should visit

Presumably, the team is—with cooperation from public health experts and state and local officials—hoping to increase seating capacity for the second half of the season.

Fish Stripes is thankful for the Marlins Communications department for assisting our 2021 coverage. Nicole Cahill will be credentialed for Tuesday’s game, to be followed by Alex. C on Friday and Alex Krutchik on Saturday.

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