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Billy the Marlin, not the Tuna, to conduct ballpark countdown ritual

The Florida Marlins called to say information sent in a release this afternoon that Miami Dolphins Executive Vice President of Football Operations Bill Parcells would be conducting the ballpark "countdown teardown" on Sunday was inaccurate. It's Billy the Marlin who will be doing the number teardown honors after the fifth inning of Sunday's Marlins-Colorado Rockies game at Land Shark Stadium.

The countdown teardown board is on the left field wall at the stadium. It counts down the number of home games until the Marlins' new ballpark opens, scheduled in 2012. The team is calling on celebrities, fans and current and former players to pull down the numbers.

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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