Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
The story of Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice, is probably a one in a billion type thing, but Miami's number one shock jock Enrique Santos is hoping that lightning strikes twice as he searches for the city's own honey-throated homeless person. We'd make some remark about explo ... More >>
I was excited to receive a copy of Molly O'Neill's new book One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking in the mail this week. The nicely designed, picture-laden book includes 800-plus pages of great recipes and offers an encyclopedic look at cooking in America. To write it, O'Neill, an award-w ... 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 >>
This week, Riptide told you about Stephen Koschal, the Brickell memorabilia detail who's been the world's leader in selling art by executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy (we have no idea what's going on in the comments section of that story, by the way). Today we bring you the ten creepiest prison- ... More >>
A Brickell dealer made a career out of selling creepy Gacys like this. In the early '90s, serial killer John Wayne Gacy spent his days on death row creating extraordinarily creepy paintings of clowns. So memorabilia dealer Stephen Koschal wrote the murderer in prison and offered to be his agent. Br ... More >>
On Monday, Riptide sent recently-published photos of Fidel Castro sitting in a hospital-style wheelchair thingy to a team of high-priced lab-coat-wearing experts. The experts fed the photos, along with a copy of a new book in which a "former official" named "Ramon" claims that Fidel slept with a ... More >>
A South Miami-Dade baseball league is a potpourri of past, present, and future stars.
The Daily Show's Lewis Black grabs our mike
Vicente Lopez was almost the Cuban Koufax
Three Stupid Screwballs: What do you expect when you spit in the eye of a wounded nation?
From the issue of October 18, 2001
Where have you gone, Ted Williams? Islamorada turns its eyes to you
A Cuban embezzler built it, anti-Batista guerrillas trained in it, Nicaraguan refugees lived in it, and Frank Robinson played baseball in it. Now somebody has to step to the plate and save Bobby Maduro Miami Stadium.
Cuban exile and WRHC-AM sports talk-show host Minito Navarro has always had a passion for punchers