Wednesday, June 22, 2011

McKeon return has Marlins fanbase pumped; manager thrilled to ... have new ride

All fan 14 and over receive Jack McKeon Bobble head doll

Above: Florida Marlins new manager Jack McKeon (behind the stair lift) makes his return to the dugout on Monday night. The 80-year-old attempts to take in the action at home plate from the bench through the space between the backrest and the seat on his state-of-the-art new stair lift. The Marlins have laid 24 miles of stair lift track in and around Sun Life Stadium to make McKeons' return as enjoyable and seamless as possible. The manager can ride the diesel-powered device from the dugout to the mound, then to his home in Ft Lauderdale if he so chooses. The stair lift metal track on the infield grass is considered part of play under the stadium's ground rules. Below: McKeon shares a few laughs with fans and brags of the horsepower of his new lift.

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