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Players won't miss Marlins' old home

Updated: September 26, 2011, 11:50 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- As moving day nears for the Florida Marlins, Jeff Conine stands in front of the dugout, the crack of batting-practice swings echoing in the cavernous stadium. He looks up toward a sea of empty seats and remembers when they were full.

This is where Conine went 4 for 4 as a rookie in the franchise's first game; where he played on two World Series championship teams; where he earned the nickname Mr. Marlin.

On Wednesday, the Marlins kiss their ballpark goodbye. Sad stuff, ...

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