The current owners of the Marlin’s are clearing house. Notable examples include slugger Giancarlo Stanton and Mr. Marlin himself, Jeff Conine. Reportedly, Derek Jeter has also expressed interest in removing Homer, the moving monument designed by Red Grooms and set off when a Marlin hits a home run.
Jeter’s hands are tied when it comes to dispatching the colorful structure.
Homer belongs to the taxpayers and it is owned by Miami-Dade County. The structure cost around $2.45 million to complete and 75 percent of the funding came directly from taxpayers.