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From Conine to Lowell to Rob Brantly -- Marlins first pitch spans franchise's entire history

Have you ever seen a ceremonial first pitch that started in left field?

The Marlins celebrated their home opener Monday and in honor of their 20th season as a Major League ballclub, the team set up a first pitch-relay that included Jeff Conine in left field, Mike Lowell as the cutoff man and Rob Brantly covering home plate. Conine, who won a 1997 World Series ring with the Marlins, represented the class of '93. Lowell participated for the 2003 World Series champions and catcher Rob Brantly stood in for the current squad.

It was a pretty unique take on the Opening Day fixture, and it's always nice to see those old teal uniforms again. And oh yeah, Conine's arm?

-- Matt Monagan /