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Miami Marlins move series with Brewers because of Hurricane Irma

And it’s not because of the damaged roof

An aerial of a damaged Marlins Park after Hurricane Irma
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The Miami Marlins won’t be hosting this weekend’s games with the Brewers as previously scheduled, with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma moving the series to Milwaukee.

While Marlins Park did incur some damage to its roof — six percent of the membrane will need to be replaced after the season — that wasn’t the reason the team decided not to play host this weekend.

“Major League Baseball in conjunction with the Miami Marlins agreed that it is in the best interest of our community to relocate this weekend’s Marlins games against the Milwaukee Brewers to Milwaukee,” according to Marlins President David Samson, who released a prepared statement Wednesday evening. “Marlins Park stood ready to host the games, but we all agreed that burdening public service resources was not the proper course of action. Following Hurricane Irma, the Miami Marlins realize that all of our employees, as well as our entire community, have other needs that must take a priority at this time. The Miami Marlins look forward to returning home on Monday to play the New York Mets.”

The Marlins are currently 68-76 on the season. Slugger Giancarlo Stanton leads the majors in home runs with 54.

Over 400,000 FPL customers in Miami-Dade are still without power and a chunk of traffic lights remain out of service.

Hurricane Irma has paused Miami’s sports scene. Both the Dolphins and Hurricanes didn’t play last weekend’s scheduled games, but those decisions were made before Irma struck.

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Marlins park suffered minor roof damage, but otherwise seems structurely sound.

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