Dubbed the nicest guy in the clubhouse, it is rare to see Pablo López in uniform without his patented warm smile across his face. Beyond excelling on the mound this season, Pablo also continues to make an impact on the South Florida community on the field and beyond the walls of loanDepot park.
With COVID restrictions adjusted for this season, Pablo jumped at the first available opportunity to visit with a group of all-star students at Renaissance Charter School. In recognition of April as Stress Awareness Month, Pablo spent the morning with students, engaging in conversations about how he handles stressful situations and maintains a positive mindset on and off the field. He offered suggestions on how he keeps a level mindset and how his techniques could help the students remain calm and positive during their upcoming tests. Following each session, Pablo took the time to answer all the kids' questions and chat with them individually on a personal level.
Beyond an incredible presence in the classroom with his beaming personality, Pablo continues to reaffirm his commitment to helping inspire and shape the minds of our community youth through annual school visits. Just like he does each time on the mound, he dedicates himself completely to the event with the goal of making an impact on the kids.
Beyond his passion for classroom success, Pablo also barks up the right tree with adoption awareness! Along with his adopted pup, Bennie, Pablo once again lent his support to the Marlins’ Bark at the Park days at loanDepot park.
During each Marlins home game, the organization observes a Marlins Impact Moment. Several times throughout the season, Pablo has helped the club recognize these individuals or groups for their impactful work in the South Florida community.
Pablo is always the first to volunteer to accompany any special guests at the ballpark – either through Make-A-Wish or an auction winner on the field. He is always there to make each fan’s visit to see the Miami Marlins a special experience.
Pablo supports the fundraising efforts of the Miami Marlins Foundation by providing his time and talent for unique auction packages, such as a 30-minute pitching lesson in the bullpen at loanDepot park for a youngster. These once-in-a-lifetime experiences build lifelong memories for fans while also raising funds to support Miami Marlins Foundation programming.
As we welcomed fans back to the ballpark in 2022, Pablo was the anchor of a group of players who were at the doors to help greet fans entering loanDepot park, some for the first time in quite a while. Fist bumps, high fives and photos followed as Pablo served as an incredible ambassador for the Marlins and Major League Baseball.
Rounding out his role as the all-around good guy, you can often find Pablo on the field just prior to first pitch with a bucket of bubble gum in his hand as the official greeter for all of the kids on the field pregame.