|Published:||Jun 22, 2010 12:28 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 20, 2010 5:38 PM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - When Florida outfielder Cody Ross arrived for work Sunday morning, he grabbed a bright yellow vuvuzela from his locker and sent noise blaring through the Marlins' clubhouse.
One day after horngate, the Marlins could laugh about it. A little bit, anyway.
Saturday's 9-8, 11-inning loss to the Tampa Bay Rays will be remembered for the overwhelming din created by 15,000 air horns distributed to fans, as well as the possibility that the noise helped create confusion between Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez and plate umpire Lance Barksdale - which led to a costly botched lineup change in the ninth.
On Sunday, Gonzalez said he wasn't angry, just embarrassed.