Tonight the Miami Marlins should call up Giancarlo Stanton's agent and offer the ballplayer a $200 million contract. Yes, tonight. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Not this off-season. Tonight. It's becoming increasingly clear that one surprisingly not-totally-crappy Miami Marlins season is not enough ... More >>
1. The Marlins are tied for first in the NL East Normally we'd start off with some sort of introduction, but the introduction here is the first surprising fact. Your Miami Marlins are somehow tied for first in their division with the Washington Nationals. Granted, the Atlanta Braves are only a half ... More >>
"We're watching one of the greatest right-handed hitters who ever lived." That's what an AL scout told ESPN's Jayson Stark this week for his new piece, titled "We are witnessing greatness," incidentally, about slugger Miguel Cabrera. The article details just what a ridiculous thing Miguel Cabrera ha ... More >>
Sure, there's still a lot more baseball to be played this season, but as of right now the Marlins have a winning percentage of .241, putting them dead last in the league. They've racked up just 13 wins, four wins less than the next worst team. And if things keep going as badly as they are, the Marli ... More >>
What are the perks of life as a has-been Bad Boy? Well, there's continuing to cruise atop Forbes' "Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists" with personal riches exceeding $580 million. And then there's flashing that cash and guzzling unlimited Cîroc while sucking face with freshly single Sports Illustrated ... More >>
As another season begins, MLB faces an unsustainable future — and you're picking up the tab.
On Monday, New Times released an investigation into Biogenesis, a local anti-aging firm run by Tony Bosch. Records obtained by New Times suggest Bosch was selling performance enhancing drugs to a number of professional athletes; throughout the week, we've been posting those records as they pertain t ... More >>
After selling off just about every player with anything resembling major league talent, the Miami Marlins have actually signed someone. Yes, they're bringing in two-time All-Star third baseman Placido Polanco, but the deal is only for a single season.
Three episodes into The Franchise, shit is already getting all kinds of depressing. After two episodes of ups and downs and HEY LOOK AT OUR NEW STADIUM! wackiness, the Marlins are in a tail spin, out of the playoff hunt, reverting to a closer by committee to cover up Heath Bell's dookie-filled- ... More >>
There was a time in May, when the Heat were on their way to a championship, the Panthers had won their first ever division title, and the Marlins completed the best record that month in MLB, when we had a glimmer of hope (albeit somewhat tempered by the Dolphins) that this may be the first year sinc ... More >>
Jeffrey Loria's shopping spree isn't over. Several reports indicate the Marlins are committed to outbidding anyone who stands in their way of landing recently defected Cuban star Yoennis Cespedes once the MLB declares him a free agent. It makes sense. Not only would Cespedes be the cherry atop th ... More >>
Former Florida Marlins star Miguel Cabrera, who in his rookie season helped the Fish clasp a World Series, has been charged with a DUI and resisting arrest up near his home in Port St. Lucie. It's the latest downfall involving alcohol in the life of the gifted slugger.
We were headed up to the Biscayne Triangle Food Truck Roundup last night, but when we got to Biscayne and 64th street, La Camaronera's Fish Box, Sakaya Kitchen's Dim Ssam a Go Go, Chef Bullfrog's Gastropod, and former Detroit Tiger Jim Heins' Latin Burger Truck were already caravanned. We stopped ... More >>
FacebookRiptide's Polish football correspondent, Jacek UrbanczykWho says an alt-weekly's blog can't have a foreign correspondent? Meet Jacek Urbanczyk, self-described "football journalist from Poland" and Riptide's stringer for the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl in Detroit, between the University of ... More >>
A South Miami-Dade baseball league is a potpourri of past, present, and future stars.
The Florida Marlins are finding their way in a post-Cabrera world.
Dontrelle Willis gets sent off in style, sorta.
So the Marlins are at it again. They win a World Series and then end up trading everyone away. Why can’t they just keep people around. The Marlins are trading Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis for six prospects from the Detroit Tigers. Yes, they are trading the last two guys left from the 2003 t ... More >>
A quintet of unwitting participants grapple for the Holy Grail of griddlecakes: the Mrs. Beeton Flapjack Flip-Off Trophy
The game of baseball isn't played against the clock, which is a good thing because Jack McKeon has lots of stories to tell
Internet broadcasting allows the Smut Doctors to wallow in pure porn -- at least for now
Red Berry's Baseball World
Hank Greenberg documentary hits a home run
For Love of the Game
Cuban pitching coach Rigoberto Betancourt threw Castro a curve by defecting. Now he's in immigration hell.
Christopher Alvy steps up to the rock and roll plate
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