The Marlins fourth overseas has come to an end. The latest installment featured players and staff visiting U.S. troops stationed in Japan, Guam and Hawaii from December 1-15. Last year, the Marlins became the first Major League Baseball team to take active players to visit U.S. troops. At that time, the group had visited military bases in Iraq and Kuwait. Earlier this year, players and front office staff traveled to Bahrain, Germany and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Throughout the tour, Marlins players and front office staff participated in activities such as Baseball Clinics, Dance Clinics, Meet and Greets, an adult Softball Game and tours of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Hiroshima, Japan.
The Marlins were represented by catcher Brett Hayes, outfielders Mike Stanton and Bryan Peterson, Vice Chairman, Joel Mael, VP and General Counsel, Derek Jackson and Game Presentation & Events Supervisor, Luis Dones. The Club also sent team mascot Billy The Marlin as well as Ashley, Jackie and Stephanie of the Mermaids.
Check below for all a full recap of the trip featuring news updates, live blogs, photos, videos and more!
Submit a question to the troops or to one of the Marlins travelers on the trip overseas. They will be used to film video clips and check back here throughout the trip to watch the videos and see if your question gets answered.
Check out videos, photos, articles, blogs and more from the previous Marlins troop visits to Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Germany and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.