On the morning of September 11, 2001, the National League East was still up for grabs. Having taken three of four games against the Marlins, the third-place New York Mets squad was within five games of its division rival, the Atlanta Braves, and set to start a series against the awful Pittsburg Pira ... More >>
Bud Selig's hammer is finally going to come down today on the MLB investigation into players obtaining performance enhancing drugs from Biogenesis, a now-shuttered Coral Gables "anti-aging clinic." Miami New Times was the first to report that the clinic was supplying PEDs to major MLB stars in an in ... 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 >>
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 >>
Miami City Ballet is about to have its own experience with dancing with the stars. Former All-Star catcher Mike Piazza (who, you might recall, was a Florida Marlins once for approximately a week) will join the production Slaughter on Tenth Avenue on May 3.
I was in the stands at Shea Stadium in 2006 when Endy Chavez, God bless his tiny heart, made this heroic catch in the NLCS' Game 7 to seemingly seal the Mets' glorious destiny. That was the last time I've ever experienced joy. Three innings later, Carlos Beltran was frozen by an Adam Wainwright ... 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 >>
In Hanley's head, it's always 1999.Hanley Ramirez showed up at the Mets' Citi Field last night with a splotchy reddish dye job that made him look like the deranged love child of Sisqo and Ronald McDonald. But he had four hits in the Marlins' win, so we're guessing he'll stay with the look. Turn ... More >>
Puerto Rico absolutely loves baseball. Too bad they don't have their own MLB team yet, but hey, apparently we're willing to lend them ours for a weekend. The AP reports that the Marlins June 28-30th series against the New York Mets will be played in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It'll go down at th ... More >>
News flash: Your Marlins baseball club is building a new stadium that will cost taxpayers $4.7 bagillion and, far more tragically, will probably not be sponsored by Jimmy Buffett's crappy beer. via MLB.comIn happier news, they will also drop the "Florida" from their name -- as if they were ... More >>
You have to give the Fish some serious credit this year. via Wikimedia Commons Hanley ANGRY!For the 87th consecutive season, they rank last in the bigs in team salary. But somehow they've stayed in the Wild Card hunt. (Quick fun comparison sure to add to the New York Mets ... More >>
Rush- er, KC- valiantly burps down a heart attack during his July 4 concert at Landshark Stadium Since 2007, the Marlins have held their "Super Saturday" free concerts after Saturday night home games in a ploy to get people to attend games even if not for the baseball. The concerts sometimes s ... More >>
Where will he suck next? For a few years, I've harbored a strange obsession with Major League journeyman reliever Jorge Julio. Not because he's very good, mind you. In fact, the current Milwaukee Brewer is one of the most consistently awful players to make a big-league roster every year. His ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsOur win beard is becoming unruly. We were on the top of the world, and getting everybody's attention. Regis Philbin inserted the Marlins into his daily Senile Round-up. Philadelphia sportswriters were warning fans that the Phillies had more than the Mets to worry about. "They're not ... More >>
I counted three Venezuelan girls in bikini's that made me want to defect on the next plane to Caracas.
Out of contention, the Marlins look to play spoiler once again.
The Marlins vie for the NL East title on Super Saturday.
The Marlins lead the league in come-from-behind wins.
Our Marlins will swing at Super Saturday
Or, why Marlins fans welcome the Phillies
And theyre awfully good
Retreat to a restaurant that lives up to its name
And then the Giants
The Marlins swing their moneymakers
The home team steps up to the plate
Christopher Alvy steps up to the rock and roll plate
What do you give the Florida Marlins fan who has everything?
Fist-pumping, crowd-rousing, and annoying as hell, the rock soundtrack to sporting events is becoming a genre of its own