Unless you're stuck in some Jack McKeon-like time warp in which Twitter relies on actual messenger pigeons, you've probably heard by now that Barack Obama punched yesterday's election in the crotch. And unless your name is Mitt Romney and you've permanently foregone alcohol and caffeine, your brain ... More >>
Yesterday, Riptide found what seemed to be a theme song for the newly christened Miami Marlins. Sadly, we've since learned the song is unofficial, a passionate fan ode to the reborn franchise -- which makes the music much more endearing, and also more confusing. Who the hell takes the time to write ... More >>
Statistically, a worse manager than Edwin RodriguezConventional wisdom says that a team brings in a salty old timer coach to right the shaky ship, teach the young whippersnappers a thing or two, and claw its way back to respectability.But the Marlins have actually gotten worse since 80-year-old s ... More >>
We're actually surprised that 80-year-old Marlins manager Jack McKeon made it to the end of the season. After dusting him off in the middle of the year, the Marlins have now been informed, to the surprise of no one, that McKeon will go back into retirement as soon as this painful, painful season ... More >>
Well, it appears the timing of Jack McKeon's retirement announcement wasn't so random. An official announcement that the Florida Miami Marlins have hired Chicago Whitesox Manager Ozzie Guillén as their new skipper seems imminent. The Sox have released Guillén from his contract, and h ... More >>
The cruel joke played on South Florida every year by Major League Baseball has officially reached its season-ending punch line. Despite sitting near the top of the National League earlier this season, the Marlins have now been officially eliminated from playoff contention. A 5-7 loss to the Mets ... More >>
The Florida Marlins would have you believe they abruptly demoted fan favorite Logan Morrison after last night's loss to the Giants because his batting average has dipped below .250 -- an excuse so blatantly untrue that Jeffrey Loria must have been cackling in his Hamptons mansion as he helped gho ... More >>
Jack McKeon, the 80-year-old interim manager of the Florida Marlins, is Riptide's interim semi-regular columnist. This week's topic: the San Francisco giants.
I was on the bullpen phone with Corny the other day when he reminded me that San Francisco is coming to town. I just about barfed my ... 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 >>
Dude, they like, have talons or whatever.The fearless left fielder for our Florida Marlins has revealed his kryptonite: It's green, armored, and scares him more than a fastball low and inside. It's a bug.There really aren't many words necessary here; the video makes the joke just fine. Mantis on rai ... More >>
Trader Jack, full of pride.It looked like the Fish were going to lose this one. Down 2-0 against the Chicago Cubs going into the ninth at Wrigley Field, there didn't seem to be much hope. Then Cubs closer Carlos Marmol came in.His first three batters saw a combined 12 balls and one strike. With M ... More >>
You don't have to be a rock star to afford Marlins tickets -- you barely have to be employed!After years of flirting with the line, it has become official: It's more expensive to drink one beer at Sun Life Stadium than it is to watch nine innings of professional baseball.There really isn't much e ... More >>
McKeon managed John Mayberry back when chew was healthy.A new chapter of the Jack McKeon Is Really Old Chronicles was written last night: The 80-year-old Marlins manager skippered a game against the son of a player he managed in the early 1970s.John Mayberry was the Kansas City Royals' hard-hitti ... More >>
MLB.comMike Cameron: old.Sun Life Stadium should expect a visit from the Herald any day now: the ballpark has officially become an assisted living facility.The Marlins took another shaky, walker-assisted step towards an All Star break nap by acquiring 38-year-old outfielder Mike Cameron on Tuesda ... More >>
McKeon managing the Wilson Tobs during the Kennedy administration.The Florida Marlins. Man. What a June. A streak of 19 losses in 20 games, an entire starting lineup batting below .280 for the month, a drop to dead last in the majors for runs scored. Oh, and the manager was replaced by a guy ... More >>
Persecuted outfielder Logan Morrison's new Twitter avatar.Surprisingly, Marlins interim manager Jack McKeon and 23-year-old outfielder Logan Morrison don't see eye-to-eye when it comes to Twitter.On Saturday, the same day McKeon benched Morrison after a 4-for-33 batting slump, the Miami Herald qu ... More >>
No one but sports gossips really believed the Miami Heat would completely retool itself this summer, but team president Pat Riley's comments today should put all rumors to rest. No, he's not coming back to coach. Yes, Erik Spoelstra's job is safe. No, neither LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, nor Chris ... More >>
Former Marlins skipper Jack McKeon is going to come back to manage the nose-diving team, according to ESPN. McKeon, who helped the Marlins win the 2003 World Series using management skills he learned from observing Noah build his ark, retired in 2005 so he could spend more time turning into a pil ... More >>
Riptide 2.0's regular sports commentator and FinsNation blogger Chris Joseph looks back at the top ten Miami sports moments of the decade. Low points like the Miami Dolphins crappy performance and the after-thought known as the Florida Panthers didn't make the cut. Sorry.
10. Canes BaseballCoach ... More >>