In a lot of ways, 2014 has been a damned good year for the the Miami Marlins, with the Fish unexpectedly hanging around the wild-card race all summer with a record right around .500. But they've also had a truly brutal brush of injuries. Team ace Jose Fernandez was lost for the year way back in May ... More >>
To all those who insist Miamians are fair-weather sports fans, we present Andy Salgado. Like many Miami Marlins fans, Salgado was expecting pitching phenom José Fernández to push the team into the playoffs this year. The reigning Rookie of the Year had started his second season as strongly as his ... 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 >>
Meet your new and improved 2014 Miami Marlins! Now with 100 percent less Logan Morrison but with the same great taste! As Marlins fans get ready for tonight's home opener against the Rockies, they really should be used to the drill. The Ponzi scheme that was owner Jeffry Loria's 2012 spending spre ... More >>
The Miami Marlins are back! In Jupiter! Wait, don't leave! I've got a couple things that you may want to keep an eye on in between Miami Heat games and Miami Dolphins TMZ Sports news. The Marlins aren't entering the 2014 season with many expectations, nor much hype, but there are a few story lines ... More >>
The mere mention of a specific year can mean so much to a sports fan. Say 1986 to a Mets fan, they think Bill Buckner. In Boston, 2004 will always be the year the Red Sox broke the "Curse of the Bambino." Here in South Florida, 1972 might as well read "Undefeated." Good or bad, a memorable sports ... More >>
Halloween is right around the corner, and if you haven't already, now is the time to pick up a costume. By now, Walmart's cookie-cutter dress-up shelves look like the Publix bottled water section when a hurricane is churning in the Gulf. Sometimes the best Halloween ideas are right under your nose ... More >>
Is there anything more embarrassing for a baseball player to wear than a Marlins jersey? A pink spandex tank top and bootie shorts might come close. Every year the Marlins make their rookie players dress up in some ridiculous outfit. So yesterday first year players, including Jose Fernandez, were ... More >>
Annnnnnnnnnnnnd down the stretch they come! The MLB regular season finish line is near, and you know what that means, Marlins fans: playoffs 100-loss-season watch! Just fewer than 20 games remain between you and a Marlins free Twitter timeline -- that is, until they trade Giancarlo Stanton in Decemb ... More >>
In what hasn't exactly been the most enjoyable season for Miami Marlins fans, every fifth day has been a reward for the four prior. Jose Fernandez's story has been well documented, and beyond his dominance on the mound, his genuine upbeat personality and demeanor on the baseball field have been a br ... More >>
In a sad way, the Miami Marlins pretty stellar performance during the month of June only underscores how utterly horrible the team played during April and May. The Marlins' 14-9 record during June was actually the second-best record during the month in the National League (only behind the Padres), a ... More >>
It appears Miami civic leader Joe Arriola wasn't too keen on how he's portrayed in my recent story about his former boss Manny Diaz's book, Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City At A Time."Your article is also full of lies," he wrote me in an recent email. Miami's city man ... More >>
Billy Corben, Miami's master documentarian, has found himself innocent on charges of being a "Tweeting twit." Corben, director of films like The U and Cocaine Cowboys, pulled jury duty earlier this year and updated his Twitter and Facebook followers about the inanities of sitting on a jury, but neve ... More >>
Momoko SudoThe case of Carlos Miller started in 2007 while he was on assignment as a photojournalist for a now-defunct website. He took some photos of police, refused their order that he stop, then found himself in succession with his head against concrete, in the back of a police car, a jail cel ... More >>
Got a Ticket? Don't worry. That is, if you wore a wire for the feds.
Alex IzaguirreLaz Parking is a local firm that contracts with the City of South Miami to issue parking tickets and operate meters. That means nobody likes 'em. And if you believe a recently canned meter maid (meter butler? meter macho?) named Michael Perdomo, that contempt is deserved. The 27-yea ... More >>
This author is one of the victims.
Carlos Miller So much for First Amendment rights. Carlos Miller, a local blogger and photographer, was arrested on February 20, 2007 for allegedly obstructing traffic as he was taking pictures of Miami police officers in a public space after they order him not to. After he started arguing with them ... More >>
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