The Miami Marlins won their season Opener against the Colorado Rockies 10-1 and pitching phenom, Jose Fernandez, threw 94 pitches and an amazing 73 for strikes, but that wasn’t why the Marlins Opening Day was a disaster. Owner Jeffrey Loria’s pride and joy, Marlins Park as well as their staff were unprepared to handle Opening Day. Opening Day left a bitter taste in a lot of fan’s mouth including my own. Read the rest of this entry »
According to an article in the Sun-sentinel by Juan C. Rodriguez, the Marlins feel cheated because the Red-Sox did not show up with enough Major League talent to a spring training game. A spring training game that the Marlins jacked the prices up on because it was the Red-Sox. Let’s marinate on the fact that the Marlins felt cheated another team did not field a major league roster. Dear Marlins, now you know how your fans, or what’s left of them, feel. Read the rest of this entry »
Show of hands, who is ready for another season of Marlins baseball? Ok, don’t everyone throw their hands up at once. I’ll be honest I forgot all about the Marlins because they’re buried behind the Florida Panthers on the sports section of the paper because the Heat and the Dolphins are getting all the headlines. I didn’t even realize the Marlins were playing spring training games. I’m excited for Marlins baseball can’t you tell? Read the rest of this entry »
Yankee all time great Derek Jeter announced via his Facebook page that the 2014 season will be his last.
It was months ago when I realized that this season would likely be my last. As I came to this conclusion and shared it with my friends and family, they all told me to hold off saying anything until I was absolutely 100 percent sure,” Jeter said. “And the thing is, I could not be more sure. I know it in my heart.
The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball.
Looks like Jeter will retire to his “St. Jetersburg” residence in Tampa after this season. That probably means no more staying in his massive New York condo which was up for sale.
Jeter will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2020. Any chance he can get a speed pass for that induction?
This past weekend Jurors found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The six-member, all-women jury deliberated for more than 15 hours over two days before reaching its decision.
Martin was killed on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla., as he was returning to a gated community, carrying candy and iced tea.
Zimmerman a neighborhood crime-watch volunteer, was accused of profiling Martin as a criminal and following him with a loaded gun, initiating the fatal confrontation. Zimmerman claimed that he shot Martin in self-defense after he was knocked to the ground and Martin was banging his head against the pavement. Professional athletes reacted with anger, shock and pleas for calm. They all chimed in from the NFL, NBA and MLB. There was a uniformed reaction from these athletes who like many of us could not believe that Zimmerman got to walk scott free.
The case had captivated all parts of the sports world. In March 2012, a photograph showing members of the NBA Champion Miami Heat wearing hooded sweatshirts, their heads bowed, in a powerful salute to Martin. Miami superstar Lebron James added “We Want Justice” This display of solidarity from the Heat endeared them to the black community and others who supported the Martin family who very much appreciated this display of support.
More athlete reaction followed Saturday night via Twitter after the shocking not guilty verdict. Many athletes reacted harshly and angrily including NY Giants Victor Cruz who tweeted “Zimmerman doesn’t last a year til the hood catches up to him.” The tweet was later deleted. He apologized for the tweet on Sunday and wrote his “prayers continue to go out to Trayvon Martin’s family.” The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade wrote “Wow!!! Stunned!!! Saddened as a father!!! Some1 make sense of this verdict for me right now please!!! Don’t worry I’ll wait…” a clear indication of his frustration with the verdict. Shaquille O Neal, Steph Curry, Chris Paul highlighted an array of current and former NBA stars who reacted with utter dismay. One tweet that stood out to me came from the Chicago Bulls Nazr Muhammad who wrote “Don’t know what the appropriate punishment is but this sets an ugly precedence. Gotta feeling were gonna see more cases like this” hashtag profiling. Even myself writing this article stood speechless for almost five minutes, shaking my head in utter disbelief. I looked at my son who is nine years old and realized that sadly I must continue to teach him the things that I have been telling him all along.
I told him these words “You are prey, not only from others that look just like you but from a system, a nation that continues to tolerate racial profiling” . It is hard to believe that my son going to the store to buy candy is NOW a risky proposition. President Obama said if he had a son he would LOOK like Trayvon Martin. Sadly the way Trayvon Martin looked is the reason he is dead. The sports world has echoed what most of us felt in the aftermath of this verdict, it is a another sad day in America.
The Heat beat up on the Wizards tonight as the “Fighting Clowns” got it done without Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem.
We talk about the game, the NBA outlook, plus athletes who were at the end of their career and how they looked playing in that other uniform. Farve with the Vikings, Emmitt with the Cardinals, and Ewing with the SuperSonics! Take a listen!
The day has finally come, Opening Day for the Marlins at Marlins Park. I know you’re all super excited. For weeks now your joy has been so overwhelming that the Miami Marlins had to enlist the help of GroupOn, again, to get those ticket sales roaring. The feedback has been so positive that Marlins thief, I mean owner, Jeffrey Loria has been patting himself on his back for bringing the fans back with his offseason message of “Get over it” or basically saying he’ll get his money either way so kiss his art dealing ass.
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Dear Jeffrey Loria,
I know it’s been about over a month since you so genuinely expressed your views with us in an ad in the major papers across South Florida and I thought I would reply in kind to your gesture. I appreciate your forthrightness as well as your dishonesty, I mean honesty. I also thought it was so thoughtful of you by taking the time out of your busy schedule demolishing the Marlins as a team and organization to tell all of us that the media is wrong and you were right. I mean how can anyone think less of you? You did single handily screw over the crooked politicians of the city of Miami. No small feat that is for certain. Read the rest of this entry »
These videos are becoming the standard for when people have made it. Someone in this video studio deep in the heart of Taiwan has made a mockery of everything from the General Petraeus situation, to the Lakers coaching change, to President Obama’s election win.
Here’s the latest installment video, this one about the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jay trade situation.
The Miami Marlins started this year with so much excitement. A new stadium. A new Manager. Featured on Showtime’s the Franchise. New pieces that were supposed to take this team back to the playoffs or even the World Series.
And then the bottom fell out. And the bottom hasn’t been closed yet.
Earlier this week Marlins closer Heath Bell, who’s had a horrible season, called out Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen for being someone that was “hard to respect”. A day later, Bell tried to retract some of his statements and say that he was taken out of context.
That’s the goto move when you put your foot in your mouth.
Wednesday comes and it’s Ozzie Guillen’s turn to talk. And Bell’s team mates, who side with Ozzie, made sure that Heath was able to hear everything Ozzie said on his radio show.
As Bell sat in front of his locker before Tuesday’s game in Atlanta, unidentified teammates cranked the volume on Guillen’s weekly radio call-in show on 790-The Ticket and listened to their manager answer questions about the controversy.
Asked if he still respected Bell, Guillen replied, “As a player, yes. As a guy, I don’t know.”
Guillen also said that Bell had a habit of throwing others under the bus.
“I am the No. 10 guy he’s talked about this year,” Guillen said in answer to another question. “This kid has been saying so many things all year about a lot of people. It was my turn this week.”
via Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald
Bell went on to say that he knows he’s pretty muched lost the respect of his team mates, and will not talk about this topic anymore this year.
Bell’s contract is through the 2014 season, but there’s no doubt that he may be gone way before then.