Step right up, meet your 2013 Miami Marlins, same as the 2012 Miami Marlins -- only completely different! If you're anything like me, you're angry, you're hurt, and you may or may not say to yourself during a jog, "Hey, that's a good place to hide a body named Jeffrey Loria!" But hear me out, we got ... More >>
On Tuesday, a week and a day after Miami New Times published online a report describing hundreds of pages of records from the office of a Coral Gables clinic, Biogenesis, the first professional baseball players have acknowledged involvement with owner Anthony Bosch. In statements issued Tuesday to ... More >>
Today, for better or worse, the Miami market has teams in each of the big four major leagues. It wasn't always that way, though, and besides the Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, and Panthers, several other professional sports teams have called Miami home. In fact, the Magic City's colorful pro spo ... More >>
Also read "Cuban Baseball Agents: Risks and Lies."Last time around, the U.S. really couldn't have picked a worse moment to send a baseball team down to Havana to take on Cuba's best bats. The year was 1996, and Fidel's fighter pilots had just shot down a pair of planes operated by Brothers to the Re ... More >>
Hialeah Gardens' Mater Academy senior Albert Almora has one hell of a choice on his hands this morning -- whether to become a star playing college baseball for his hometown Canes, or whether to take an estimated $3.25 million bonus to join the Chicago Cubs system.Almora tells the Miami Herald this m ... More >>
Denis BancroftHanley up to bat.Your Florida Marlins last night finished their interleague series with the Baltimore Orioles. It was a series filled with ups, downs, stranded runners, bullpen implosions, and people getting fired. You know, just a typical week in the wacky world of Florida Marlins ... More >>
Even after delivering a 10-4 win against the Baltimore Orioles last night, the Marlins have announced that they've fired manager Fredi Gonzalez and two other coaches: bench coach Carlos Tosca and hitting coach Jim Presley."It is never easy to make a change in managers. Fredi has been with ou ... More >>
Somewhere in a New York penthouse right now, Jeffrey Loria is angrily straightening a Picasso on his wall, swigging a vintage Chianti, and cursing loudly.via Hazboy's flickrWhy wouldn't you fire the best manager in baseball?His Marlins have missed the playoffs yet again. And Loria has decided it ... More >>
A South Miami-Dade baseball league is a potpourri of past, present, and future stars.
Hanley is one of the best players in the league, but even Batman needs Robin.Dan Uggla has yet to recover from last year's disastrous All-Star game. He committed three errors and struck out three times in that Midsummer Classic. Since that game, he is hitting .227 with 25 homers while st ... More >>
Dan MeyerWally Pipp was a good player and the first Yankee to ever win a home run title. One day in 1925, the New York manager benched Pipp and other veterans to shake up a slumping lineup and replaced the first baseman with a young Lou Gehrig. Gehrig never relinquished the position, playing 2,130 c ... More >>
Some of the largest crowds of the season are expected at Land Shark Stadium when the Marlins take on the Yankees this weekend and the Marlins' brass hopes to earn some serious coin. Fans interested in catching a glimpse of a 2003 World Series rematch will be subjected to big ticket price hikes. Acc ... More >>
Behold the sporty wonders of the season.
A new documentary portrays a little-told and very local history
Rigoberto Betancourt's life in baseball takes a seventh-inning stretch
Miami Mayor Joe Carollo wants to remain in public life, but there's one problem: His private life
Cuban pitching coach Rigoberto Betancourt threw Castro a curve by defecting. Now he's in immigration hell.
Xavier Suarez on the campaign trail: A pair of fifteen-dollar shoes and cures for all Miami's ills
Wayne Huizenga drives a hard bargain at Homestead racetrack -- he'll make millions while Dade taxpayers are taken for a ride
A Cuban embezzler built it, anti-Batista guerrillas trained in it, Nicaraguan refugees lived in it, and Frank Robinson played baseball in it. Now somebody has to step to the plate and save Bobby Maduro Miami Stadium.
Fist-pumping, crowd-rousing, and annoying as hell, the rock soundtrack to sporting events is becoming a genre of its own
Miami Beach's longest-lasting cop is leaving the force after 36 years, but Sgt. Dick Tobin will probably manage to come up with some way to pass the time