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Miami sports fans have more than enjoyed the big three of Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade. But as baseball season kicks into high gear, we're about to get a taste of our own medicine. Because if the Florida Marlins have any hope of making the playoffs this year, they'll have to contend with the big three (or four) of the Philadelphia Phillies, a collection of pitchers not as nationally renowned as the Heat's trio, though no less dominant. Likewise, Cliff Lee's decision to spurn the New York Yankees in favor of playing in the city of cheesesteaks was less publicized than that of James, but it sent similar shock waves through the sport. Lee — along with reigning Cy Young winner Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels — has made the Phillies front-runners for the National League East. Yet the funny thing is that the Marlins still might have the best single pitcher in the game in Josh Johnson. Call him baseball's Derrick Rose. The battle for the division crown rages on this Monday/
Mon., May 9, 7:10 p.m., 2011


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