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Marlins excited for park to open in '12

Updated: March 24, 2009, 6:52 PM ET
Associated Press

JUPITER, Fla. -- The buzz in the Florida Marlins' clubhouse Tuesday was about Opening Day in 2012.

That's when the team's new ballpark with a retractable roof is scheduled to open following approval of the project Monday night by the Miami-Dade County Commission.

"I'm so happy for the Marlins," All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez said. "They've been after it for a long time, and finally they got it. The ballpark will bring a lot of fans, and that's what we need."

Ramirez is the ...

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