Exploring Miami's new tank

Marlins Park is cozy and colorful, but please, please keep the roof open!

Updated: April 4, 2012, 6:15 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Call me crazy, but doesn't it defeat the purpose of a retractable roof if you keep it closed?

Or maybe that's just me. I live in Seattle, where sunshine is cause for stripping naked, painting your body with psychedelic colors, dancing in fountains and erecting stone monoliths to the solar goddess. After the gray, wet gloom of winter and spring, we want the retractable roof open as often as possible in our 78-degree, zero-humidity summers so that we can see all the surrounding ...

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