MIAMI -- The first impression is a good one for Yankees All-Star Alex Rodriguez.
A Miami native, Rodriguez is impressed with Marlins Park and all of its color and glitter.
After 19 years of sharing Sun Life Stadium with the Miami Dolphins, Rodriguez says the Marlins' new home will change the perception of the franchise.
"Without question. This is kind of like, 'Hello, Major League Baseball, we're here,'" Rodriguez said. "[Owner] Jeff Loria and his staff worked very hard with the city of Miami. I'll tell you, I get chills. I'm a little emotional because I'm right down the street.
"I get to share this with my family and friends today, my two daughters will be here. They're super excited. Look, we know what Yankee Stadium means to us in New York; it means the world. It has been a big success for us and I really hope that [Marlins Park is] a huge success, not only for Major League Baseball but for Jeff and the Marlins."