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 tackles the groupie culture among Miami politicians. In Miami, having a celebrity as a frontman practically guarantees politicia ... More >>
Stop what you're doing and throw your papers in the air: It's Friday and you're gonna party! Before you start making plans on weekend shenanigans that'll leave you scavenging for food 'til your next paycheck, take a moment to realize that you can immerse yourself in local music and boozy libations ... More >>
As Alex Rodriguez fights for his baseball-playing life in New York this week, he's forbidden from discussing the details of the case before an arbitrator who will decide whether Major League Baseball's 211-game ban will stand. But that didn't stop A-Rod from suing MLB last night over its investigati ... More >>
Embattled Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is on the real estate move again. After selling his Miami Beach mansion for a tidy $30 million back in May, A-Rod has now "downgraded" to a luxury $2.1 million condo in a mid-beach tower. According to Gossip Extra, Rodriguez's new digs are in the Asian-insp ... 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 goes to bat for the most controversial baseball player in the universe. Miami native and New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez ... 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 >>
Major League Baseball has made a major break in its investigation of a Miami-based clinic that provided performance-enhancing drugs to about 20 players, including the New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez and the Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun. ESPN reports that the league could hand out 100-game suspension ... More >>
Generally, the Hamptons are all about expensive booze, BMWs and Vera Bradley bags. Kinda like South Beach, but with more lobster and less español. But in one little Long Island hamlet known as Hampton Bays, the crowd tends more towards blue collar than blue blood. There, you'll find the Boardy Bar ... More >>
Marlins fans can be forgiven for waking up every morning and thinking, "It can't possibly get any worse than this." The team has the worst record in baseball, the franchise is a rather un-hilarious joke and Loria is less popular than Castro. But oh, it can get worse. The consensus right now is that ... More >>
Step right up, meet your 2013 Miami Marlins, same as the 2012 Miami Marlins -- only completely different! If you're anything like me, you're angry, you're hurt, and you may or may not say to yourself during a jog, "Hey, that's a good place to hide a body named Jeffrey Loria!" But hear me out, we got ... More >>
On Tuesday, a week and a day after Miami New Times published online a report describing hundreds of pages of records from the office of a Coral Gables clinic, Biogenesis, the first professional baseball players have acknowledged involvement with owner Anthony Bosch. In statements issued Tuesday to ... More >>
Yunel Escobar promised to be the strip-mined Miami Marlins' most interesting player next year. The Cuban shortstop had loads of talent, plus an unmatched ability to act incredibly dumb -- like last season, when he was suspended for writing the anti-gay slur "Tu Ere Maricon" on his eyeblack.Well, Esc ... More >>
It's fitting that the same day big trade rumors involving Heath Bell and Hanley Ramirez surface, episode two of The Franchise is pretty much framed around a trade deadline discussion roundtable with Jeffery Loria, Larry Beinfest and their DERP lackeys (or maybe the Marlins PLANTED those rumors as a ... More >>
In what could be the second-largest trade in Major League Baseball history, reports are flying that the Marlins could be shipping stars Hanley Ramirez and Heath Bell to Boston in exchange for the Red Sox's Carl Crawford. USA Today is reporting the trade, and apparently the deal may come down to whet ... More >>
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.
This year's Major League Baseball season isn't over, but for the Florida Marlins, it pretty much is.In fact, the Florida Marlins are technically pretty much over. Next year, they'll be in that new stadium with a new name, and the MLB has announced that the team will play the very first game of th ... More >>
After unloading the Coral Gables spread he shared with his ex a few years ago, Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has finally found new digs in Miami-Dade. A-Rod just shelled out a reported $24 million for a Miami Beach mansion that he plans to share with current girlfriend Cameron Diaz.
The story of the circus surrounding the Miami Heat was as much about the media as it was about actual basketball. ESPN gave LeBron James an entire hour to announce his "decision," and then devoted an entire section to his team. Esquire launched an entire blog about James. Every pageview-hungry sp ... More >>
Remember the time that the New York Yankee's Alex Rodriguez's annual salary was greater than the entire roster of the Florida Marlins combined? Well, the Marlins have agreed to increase their payroll in anticipation of moving into their own ballpark, and now A-Rod only makes about 57 percent of w ... More >>
USA Today sure had a big scoop splashed across its front page today. Apparently, everyone in America outside of Miami hates the Miami Heat. That's real breaking news there. Someone notify the Pulitzers.At least we did learn a few things. Like the fact that apparently people view the Miami Heat as ... More >>
Dumb things people have said since the baller signed with the Heat.
Peter Souza on Wiki Commons "If you talk bad about me, your'e gone." Not since Beelzebub was dumped from heaven by the big guy himself has somebody been so deserving of losing their job as BP's CEO Tony Hayward. The greasy executive will be officially stepping down Oct. 1 and his departure go ... More >>
via FacebookA Little ShalalaThe passing of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner may have been met with a bit of apathy in these parts, but one local goes way, way back with "The Boss." Turns out that University of Miami president Donna Shalala first met Steibrenner back when she was nine ye ... More >>
Chef Andrea Curto-RandazzoNow here's a gal who really knows her way around a kitchen: Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo of Talula. She co-owns and co-cooks with husband Frank Randazzo and has been since June 2003, dishing up eclectic eats inspired by Italy, Asia and the Southwest. They labeled their sty ... More >>
As far as I know, there were two Miami boyz playing in the World Series -- A-Rod (Westminster) and Raul Ibanez (Sunset) -- as well as a lot of Dominicans and others who spend significant time here. Though Hideki Matsui won the MVP -- and he's a Yankee I generally don't despise -- I crown A- ... More >>
Somewhere in a New York penthouse right now, Jeffrey Loria is angrily straightening a Picasso on his wall, swigging a vintage Chianti, and cursing loudly.via Hazboy's flickrWhy wouldn't you fire the best manager in baseball?His Marlins have missed the playoffs yet again. And Loria has decided it ... More >>
With all the hullaballo and hubbub over the giant tax-pit ... um ... new Marlins Stadium proposal, it's easy to forget that the Fish are still a baseball team and the new season is almost upon us. It's a shame, really. For true baseball fans, Spring Training is the best time of the year. Everyone's ... More >>
The newspaper of record plays softball with the schools chief.
Goal! follows an immigrant's pursuit of a European fantasy
A bizarrely unorthodox defender of the faith puts the fire to some lukewarm Jews
Richard Greenberg's gay baseball drama doesn't circle the bases
Hank Goldberg offers Miami sports fans more than tired talk-radio shtick; the journalist backs up his on-air diatribes with hard facts and common sense
Get ready for another Marlins dismantling, but this time be prepared
Where have you gone, Ted Williams? Islamorada turns its eyes to you
Christopher Alvy steps up to the rock and roll plate
What do you give the Florida Marlins fan who has everything?
Florida Marlins win in debut