Print and Go Back ESPN.com: Fandom - ESPN Playbook [Print without images]

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Marlins Park swamp inspires look at roofs

By Thomas Neumann

This isn't supposed to happen at Marlins Park.

The retractable roof on the sparkling new $515 million home of the Miami Marlins was supposed to prevent it.

A meteorologist is supposed to tip off the team when inclement weather is approaching.

But unfortunately, a surprise storm soaked the venue's playing surface Wednesday before the roof could be closed, wiping out batting practice for the Marlins and visiting Washington Nationals.

This got us wondering about how quickly MLB's six retractable venues can be opened and closed. Here's what we discovered:

So even though the roof at Marlins Park isn't foolproof, at least the team is playing well and keeping the turnstiles spinning in its new home.

Oh wait ...

Sources: Official MLB team websites, weather.com