Last month, ex-University of Miami slugger Ryan Braun was the first player to accept a suspension for his ties to Biogenesis, the Coral Gables anti-aging clinic exposed in a Miami New Times investigation as a source for performance enhancing drugs for pro athletes. But Braun didn't specify what he'd ... More >>
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As if getting pounded 10-1 last night by the Milwaukee Brewers to keep the worst record in baseball wasn't bad enough for the Marlins, a Miami police officer shot and critically wounded a man just outside the ballpark shortly after the game began. The shooting, which was related to a drug investiga ... 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 >>
It's been one month since Marlins skipper Ozzie Guillen infamously muttered his undying love for Fidel Castro. And even though Guillen apologized and the Marlins say the matter is done and dusted, the incident apparently remains pretty raw for the Marlins manager. Earlier this week, Guillen cus ... More >>
Miami Marlins coach Ozzie Guillen has been uncharacteristically quiet ever since he made those dumb comments about Fidel Castro. Even his Twitter has remained inactive for more than a month. However, you can't keep Guillen's mouth shut for long, even as he's trying to put the incident behind him. In ... More >>
Somewhere between the new tax-payer-funded stadium, Romero Britto drama, and the ridiculous sculpture with somersaulting marlins, we mustered up the curiosity to see what the Marlins Park kitchens will be whipping out.So throw on those rose-colored glasses, folks. The Miami Marlins, who open thei ... 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 >>
The Miami Marlins inked a deal last night for once-explosive, possibly still insane Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano. With Ozzie Guillen already signed on to manage the club, the two most unhinged personalities in baseball will call Little Havana home next season.Scientists contacted by Riptide are stil ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Denis BancroftNL Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan Your Florida Marlins finished a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers last night. After a tough battle with the Phillies last weekend, including having a perfect game thrown against them (where was Jim Joyce then?!?) the Fish went all Samuel ... 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 >>
Alas, his life choices have been just as bad as his fashion choices. Jose Canseco, baseball's favorite steroid fiend turned steroid snitch, has already lost a lot to the juice: a shot at the Hall of Fame, a life with normal-sized testicles and, you know, respect. But on Monday his legacy may have ... More >>
The Marlins shoulda creamed the St Louis Cardinals last night. They didn't. The reason: Luis Gonzalez sucks. The Marlins 31-year-old left fielder came up three times with runs in scoring position ..and made three outs. The bases were loaded. There were two guys on base. He's supposed to be the go ... More >>
This Marlins/Cubs game is all about the kids.
UPDATE: Sorry, Fish fans dreaming of a summer watching Manny being Manny in Dolphin Stadium. Looks like the ManRam will be looking for the best place to take a leak behind the outfield wall in sunny Chavez Ravine instead. According to ESPN, the eccentric slugger is headed to the Dodgers in a three ... More >>
The Florida Marlins are finding their way in a post-Cabrera world.
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A quintet of unwitting participants grapple for the Holy Grail of griddlecakes: the Mrs. Beeton Flapjack Flip-Off Trophy