Past the space-age immersion chamber and the full-body scanner that can detect minute fat deposits, Neiman Nix's office is a testament to what happens when modern medicine falls short. The walls are hung with glossy photos of a fastball-hurling Nix in Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers uniforms, ... More >>
Since forming in 2004, Austin, Texas,' Black Angels have become the proverbial torchbearers of traditional psychedelia, wringing aural acid trips from the keys of reverb-soaked combo organs and droning sitars for the better part of ten years now. But beyond an impressive discography of its own dru ... More >>
Ever since the Los Angeles Dodgers called him up to the big leagues in June, rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig has been absolutely destroying pitchers. The Cuban defector has already swatted eight home runs and nearly made the All-Star team as a write-in candidate. But a Cuban man now says Puig's esca ... More >>
Cheap beer, affordable tickets, swanky surroundings — what's not to like about minor and independent league baseball parks?
Marlins fans can be forgiven for waking up every morning and thinking, "It can't possibly get any worse than this." The team has the worst record in baseball, the franchise is a rather un-hilarious joke and Loria is less popular than Castro. But oh, it can get worse. The consensus right now is that ... More >>
The Miami Marlins, who continue a homestand against the Atlanta Braves at Marlin Stadium tonight, have officially adopted a new pup to go along with their fancy new stadium, logo, name, and branding.Kayem Foods recently signed a multi-year contract with the team to be the official provider of all fr ... 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 >>
Riptide is pleased to announce the hiring of Jack McKeon, the 80-year-old interim manager of the Florida Marlins, as an interim semi-regular columnist. His first topic: the debt ceiling. I was on the bullpen phone with Corny the other day when he said the damndest thing. Apparently, there's ... More >>
Armando MarsansRafael Almeida and Armando Marsans made their major league baseball debut with the Cincinnati Reds on July 4, 1911. Both men were Cuban -- and as the national pastime was segregated back then, Reds management made sure to remind fans these players were purebred Spaniards with ... More >>
"That voice just now-- what was it?"We like the idea that, in his final hours as the Florida Marlins manager, Edwin Rodriguez spent his time comforting relief pitchers who were terrified of ghosts. It'd be fitting for one of the youngest teams in baseball.
Soccer player Vinnie Jones executing a clever "ball tackle"For more than a week, Riptide has brought you the shady plays that have turned Krop High School into a basketball powerhouse: recruiting players, inventing addresses, changing official records, and -- of course -- threatening journalists. ... More >>
Marlins rookie outfielder Mike Stanton was named NL Player of the Week. He was given the honor after bludgeoning the Nationals and Reds collective pitching staffs last week using only his bat and his boyish good looks. Stanton collected a total of eight hits and six RBI in a three-game series aga ... More >>
Historically speaking, he's still in the Asshole Minor Leagues.So Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez has apologized-- after much coercion--for not running after a kicked ball and then lashing out at his teammates and manager Fredi Gonzalez. He's been reinstated into his God-given spot in the ... More >>
Image via cubanjournal.blogspot.com Fidel teaches Anderson a lesson. "Defect and I'll..."There was a time when you could get in real trouble for helping Cuban ball players defect from the Communist island. Ask Juan Ignacio Hernandez Nodar, the Cuban agent profiled by the New Times last year. ... More >>
Come on, we could totally see this image in bronze!So recently inducted Hall of Famer and Miami product Andre Dawson is complaining that the Hall of Fame has him wearing the cap of the now-defunct Montreal Expos in his plaque, when he made it clear he wanted to be honored for all baseball-t ... More >>
Remember when Marge Schott owned the Cincinnati Reds? The woman caused one PR and PC nightmare after another with comments sympathizing with Adolf Hitler and unapologetically using slurs to describe African-Americans, homosexuals, Jews, and Japanese. There couldn't possibly be another owner in sport ... More >>
Saturday's Kentucky Derby favorite arrives fresh from South Florida.
Caught in the hurricane of steroid controversy blown up by the Mitchell Report, Roger Clemens has trotted out the tired explanation that he was taking vitamin supplements and anti-inflammatory medication, not performance enhancing drugs. But one former MLB athletic trainer says it doesn't add up. F ... More >>
Giuliani agrees with Miami: Screw the public.
Salsa, baseball, and fireworks at Dolphin Stadium
Our Fish can survive a Reds tide
The game of baseball isn't played against the clock, which is a good thing because Jack McKeon has lots of stories to tell
Get ready for another Marlins dismantling, but this time be prepared
Vicente Lopez was almost the Cuban Koufax
Rigoberto Betancourt's life in baseball takes a seventh-inning stretch
Red Berry's Baseball World
Cuban pitching coach Rigoberto Betancourt threw Castro a curve by defecting. Now he's in immigration hell.
Florida International University goes to bat for Little Havana's Casa del Bisbol Cubano