The Marlins are bringing the Manatees back for the 2009 season and will be holding open tryouts for the squad today at noon. Fit and toned men need not apply. Instead, they'll be looking for big men full of enthusiasm, with extra flair to jiggle and jive and entertain Marlins fans during Friday and Saturday home games. No prior dance experience is necessary. Gusto, a willingness to learn dance moves, and the ability to not be able to see your own feet when you look down is all you need.
The tryouts take place at US Century Bank Arena at FIU, at 11310 SW 17th St. in Miami. It's a free event; just arrive in Marlins attire. Visit marlins.com, or call 305-626-7332.
Sun., Jan. 18, noon, 2009