The Marlins surprising 5-1 start had us feeling positively optimistic. Maybe this season wouldn't be a slow, painful march to MLB irrelevance. Maybe, just maybe, this would be the first season the team actually lost a playoff series! Sadly, reality has set back in. The team is in the midst of an e ... More >>
Some MLB team's fan bases cover entire states if not large regions of the country. Most are at least the most popular team in every county in their home metro-area. Of course, the Marlins are not like most MLB teams. The Fish have one of the smallest geographical fan footprints according to a new ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke exposes the biggest fail in Major League Baseball. Baseball fans across the country should be dancing in the streets. Bud Selig ... 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 >>
Ever desperate to goose ticket sales, the Miami Marlins hosted a "Legends of Wrestling" night on Saturday which gathered some of the most forgotten talent in professional wrestling history. The event saw former WCW and WWE champion Bill Goldberg throw out the first pitch, as well as his first "spear ... 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 >>
Oh, you didn't think that the Miami Marlins payroll could get any lower? Well, multiple reports indicate that the team is looking to trade away pitcher Ricky Nolasco, who is by far the highest paid player on the team. In fact the $11.5 million he's making this year makes up about 30 percent of the t ... More >>
Up through last August, Melky Cabrera was having a career year for the San Francisco Giants. He smacked 51 hits in May alone and was honored as the All Star Game MVP after going 2-3 in a National League victory. But then Major League Baseball found elevated testosterone levels in Cabrera and suspend ... More >>
Wednesday night's episode of Showtime's baseball docudrama The Franchise, which this season is following the Miami Marlins, will be its last. At least two more episodes were originally planned, with the option for others, but the Marlins and Showtime have decided to pull the plug early, because, wel ... More >>
Earlier today, someone hacked into the Facebook accounts of several Major League Baseball teams and the Marlins were not spared. For a brief moment, the Marlins Facebook page promised the first 10,000 fans in attendance at the next game that they'd receive a free "fighting pit bull."
The Miami Heat might be the most successful team in town right now, but the Dolphins still reign supreme in terms of most valuable franchise. Forbes.com has listed the world's most valuable sports teams. The Fins came in 22nd overall, but the Heat didn't even make the cut.
The Miami Marlins started the season with the most expensive tickets in the league. Granted, that was for their opening day game against the defending world champs in their brand new stadium, but according to a site that aggregates secondary market tickets prices, the Marlins now have the least in d ... More >>
Last night's sloppy game between the San Francisco Giants and the Miami Marlins saw pitching so bad the score ended up in NFL territory. Naturally, the Marlins ended up as the sloppiest team on the field and lost the game 14-7. They also almost lost Logan Morrison's pretty little face too. Giancarlo ... More >>
The past few days of rainy weather have been a real test for the new Marlins Park, and the $515 million stadium has not passed with flying colors. The team's management is now scrambling to fix leaks in the 8,000-ton retractable roof and, because that roof has been closed longer than expected, to re ... More >>
Given the amount of, shall we say, "strong personalities" that have so far been signed by the Miami Marlins for next season, we almost have to wonder if Jeffrey Loria has been assembling the cast of a guilty pleasure reality TV show or a playoff-caliber team. Turns out he might have been doing bo ... More >>
Anibal Sanchez, left, cancelled his trip home to Venezuela after Wilson Ramos's kidnappingToday is supposed to be the big day for the newly re-named Miami Marlins. Tonight the team unveils its new uniforms and, perhaps, a new blockbuster signing.But at least five players on the 40-man roster probabl ... More >>
via YouTubeJudging by the comments around baseball, not many players are going to weep openly tomorrow when the Marlins play their last game ever at Sun Life Stadium. "There were a lot of rain delays, and no fans," Josh Willingham recalls. "You're talking about the worst conditions," ex-fan fave Cod ... 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 >>
"Stadiums have LIGHTS now?!"Trader Jack is back. They've taken him out of the mothballs and planted him back in the Marlins dugout, and he made a great stride forward by taking Hanley Ramirez out of the starting lineup as soon as he marched into town.Who is this guy? Where did he come from? Let u ... More >>
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miamidolphins.comBrandon Marshall, just the latest athlete to get injured under strange circumstances."If you prick a baller, does he not bleed?" -- William ShakespeareProfessional athletes are finely tuned machines: millions of dollars' worth of ESPN-highlight-generating speed, torque, power, an ... More >>
William "She Bangs!" Hung.Damn, America. You really love yourself a generic televised singing competition, don't you? We already have good ole' reliable American Idol jamming up the airwaves with massacred Top 40 favorites. And now Simon Cowel's The X-Factor is slated to premiere this ... More >>
This is one of the real gems of my cookbook collection, and I'm not just saying that because I'm from Brooklyn. Alright, maybe I am just saying that because I'm from Brooklyn, but how can you not be impressed with a selection of recipes that includes Mrs. Stahl's Knishes; Dee Dee Daily's Pigeo ... More >>
Jeffrey Loria would have more World Series trophies if he wasn't a cheapskate.Watching Cody Ross rip through Major League Baseball's postseason got us wondering about former Florida Marlins who have tasted sweet success during the Fall Classic since the team won the World Series in 2003.Watching ... More >>
Your Florida Marlins are coming off a weekend series with the NL East leading Atlanta Braves. And if you're a fan of perpetual bullpen meltdowns and shaving cream pies in the face, you're in luck! Here's how it all went down: Game 1, Marlins 7 - Braves 6: We can talk about the bullpen blowing ye ... More >>
From a baseball standpoint, we still can't make sense of the Marlins' unceremonious firing of manager Fredi Gonzalez (dude did the best he could with that salary). From a Jeffrey-Loria-is-an-idiot standpoint, it at least added up. Loria has been keen on the idea of replacing Gonzalez with his bud ... More >>
Denis BancroftHanley up to bat.Your Florida Marlins last night finished their interleague series with the Baltimore Orioles. It was a series filled with ups, downs, stranded runners, bullpen implosions, and people getting fired. You know, just a typical week in the wacky world of Florida Marlins ... More >>
Spring, glorious spring. Start your frolicking at the Marlin's first home game or at the Fillmore, where a colorful indie band from Athens, Georgia plays Scandinavian-style pop music. Spend Saturday outdoors watching BMX racing or rugby. You have your pick of celebrating two cult figures on Sunday. ... More >>
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