When the Marlins moved south from Sun Life Stadium to the new ballpark in Miami, the organization left "The Manateez" behind.
The all-male, 300-pound plus entertainers didn't fold up, but kept on training and are willing to work for applause.
The Manateez are still dancing, working out and keeping in shape -- sort of.
”It's a brotherhood. A brotherhood of big guys,” said Rick Musumeci, also known as “The Godfather.”
”We bring a little chunk to the funk if you know what I mean,” said Timothy Koteff, or “Flash.”
Billed as “Two Tons of Fun,” 'The Manateez performed between innings for the Florida Marlins.
When the team moved to its new ballpark, The Manateez didn't.
"We recently became free agents,” said Musumeci.
Bitten by the show biz bug, the big guys are still scratching the itch.
”It's just a great feeling. It's an absolute feeling of exhilaration,” said Koteff.
“We're the regular Joe who put down his beer and went out there and decided to dance around and have fun,” said Musumeci.
Former Heat dance team captain Gina Francis keeps The Manateez working out while they are looking for work.
"They are so much fun and such good people. Individually, in their own way, they bring something different to the table, so it's always a really enjoyable thing to come in. I always look forward to seeing them,” said Francis.
The two hour rehearsals Francis puts them through takes something out of these triple extra large dancers.
So far, The Manateez have worked another baseball game for the Tampa Bay Rays. They are also available for other events.