June 27, 2008
Typically the Major League Baseball schedule is set up so that each team plays non-divisional opponents one series at home and one series on the road. In the National League two teams will play each other for one additional series due to the fact that there are two more NL teams than there are in the American League meaning that there is one series that features only National League franchises while the rest of baseball is involved in Interleague play. It just so happens that this impacts the Arizona Diamondbacks this season. While every other team is playing against the American League, the D-Backs will begin a series with the Florida Marlins at Dolphin Stadium/Pro Player/Joe Robbe Stadium/”That Ugly Football Monstrosity” Stadium. This is the second time the Diamondbacks have made the trip to Miami. This is the first time in franchise history that the Diamondbacks have played the Marlins at their home twice in the same season.