Monday, February 28, 2005


Florida Voters say Screw the Marlins, the Magic,...even NASCAR!

Quinnipiac? (SunSentinel)


Chad Fox Wowing Cubs Coaches



Roxy "Going to a Place I Know Nothing About"

He will obtain many frequent flyer miles broadcasting both Cal basketball and Marlins baseball (ContraCostaTimes)

Sunday, February 27, 2005


Marlins Clothing Produces Judicial System Uproar in Pennsylvania

Much wailing and gnashing of teeth across the land...(McCall)


Leiter is Constantly Talking

Talking Down the Mets to Delgado,...(NYDailyNews)
Talking About How He Didn't Talk Down the Mets to Delgado,...(MLB)
Talking to Fellow Pitchers,...(Newsday)
Talking to Opposing Pitchers,...(NorthJersey)
Talking to Almost Everybody. (PalmBchPost)


Dave Van Horne On The Mend

(PalmBchPost) And Roxy's his new partner. (MLB)

Saturday, February 26, 2005


People Move Into New Townhomes Built Too Close to Marlins Practice Fields

Yes, the article contains the word "attorneys". (PalmBchPost)


Nationals (Ex-Expos) Train in Complex Owned by Marlins, Play in Stadium Run by John Henry,..

...then make way for Brewers minor-league team. (WashTimes)


Alex Arias Becomes a Scorpion



Carlos Delgado Flees to Mets Camp

"What's done is done,...I made my decision." (SILive)

Friday, February 25, 2005


Jayson Stark Says Marlins 2nd Best Lineup in NL

Cards #1, Phillies #3. (ESPN)


Lo Duca Plays The Horses to Help Pay For Stadium?

(SunSentinel) Maybe not, but Miami Commission "enthusiastic" anyway. (MiamiHerald)

Wednesday, February 23, 2005


Pierre an 'Attractive Option' for Yankees in '06

A worried Bernie sits in the corner... NorthJersey

Tuesday, February 22, 2005


Mike Lowell Opens Hurricane Shelter

Probably because clubhouse is so loose. (MercuryNews)

Sunday, February 20, 2005


Mark Wiley Wraps Strings Around Strikezones

Wonder if it worked in Baltimore? (SLAMsports)


Analylst: Marlins Will Play Good, Unless They Play Poorly

And because they signed more players, they can't sign more players. (SunSentinel, 2nd story)


Robb Nen Retires

I still remember '97, Game 7 against Cleveland, how he kept topping 100mph on the radar gun... (MercuryNews)


Todd Jones Stares at Blank White Spaces

Hope he never has to write, "I sucked last night!" (MLB)

Saturday, February 19, 2005


McKeon: "You Play for the Front of the Shirt."

Is that where he keeps his cigars?

Friday, February 18, 2005


Check Out Mike's Marlins Previews



Marlins talk to Californian About Radio Job

(MiamiHerald) Or save money and have Neil do the games from Toronto.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Report on Fan Fest

I got there just at 10 A.M., a dozen or so cars ahead of me at the entrance - $5 for parking, the receipt which then can be applied for ticket purchases, though only
for today. There is a coupon for Papa John's Pizza on the receipt, but it expired last October. A very large crowd, larger than some Tuesday evening regular season
games, was there. Outside the one gate opened to the stadium, there were fans using pitching and batting cages, and an area to take a photo with a Marlins player - all
with lengthy lines of people trailing out from them, as was the case with all such attractions today. The big tent near the gate was where players signing autographs
were holed up while a long line of coupon holders streamed in, having just come from a long line at the autograph-coupon stand. Billy the Marlin was there desparately
trying not to poke someone's eye out, taking pictures with people and mime-ing around. Many booths staffed with people hawking products and services, like Ameriquest and
some garage-shelving company. Many Marlins Mermaids were there, sprouting out of their orange jumpsuits. One of the more intriguing booths was selling new and slightly
used Marlins merchandise for 'donations' - new fitted caps were $10 (I got one), and you could buy used batting-practice caps and jerseys of specific players past and
present (perfect for DNA extraction) for a range of prices. There were no caps available from the greatest Marlin of all time,
Dennis Springer
, so I passed on the deal. Many radio stations had a presence, with WQBA and WQAM broadcasting live from their own booths - Salsa 98 occupied the big tent
to the east, with a mixmaster producing bumping-and-grinding in varying quanities. There were areas for little kids to swing and throw. The ticket line was guided in a
serpentine way in front of the ticket windows and then stretched out past the Casey statue. Much activity on the outside of the stadium, but inside, as opposed to past
years, not much was happening. They had the Memorabilia Show in the Club section, and the areas where only 'VIP's could enter. But the field was still scarred from football
markings, the sprinklers were on, the goal posts were still up, the only indicator of baseball being 4 white squares with little flags indicating the bases.
Nothing else on-field. Maybe more things happened later. I left at 11 o'clock. Oh, yes, they did have a few cases of historical artifacts outside near the elevator entrance, with a display
of Roberto Clemente minor-league paraphinalia that held the interest for a bit. And there was a case with the two World Series trophies placed side by side (the 2003 one is
smaller than 1997's).


Marlins Do Final Grasshopper Inspection


Saturday, February 12, 2005


Loria Escapes the Hangman Again

Oh, sorry - it was just a lawsuit.

Friday, February 11, 2005


Marlins Tried Their Hardest Not to Hire Rich Waltz

But he squeezed through the Boog. (Sun-Sentinel)


Pierre The Best Bunter and Basestealer in MLB

Gonzalez, Castillo the best double-play combo.(ESPN)

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


Marlins Lose Ounce Of Blood

All-Star Game anemia. (MiamiHerald)

Monday, February 07, 2005


Tommy Hutton Waiting For Someone to Talk to

Ditto Davy V(SunSentinel)


Gov. Jeb Has 'Open Mind' and $3,500,000,000

Says Marlins are taking a risk if they want guv'ment money. (MiamiHerald)

Sunday, February 06, 2005


City Gets Marlins If Loria Defaults

No, not Las Vegas,...Miami. (BaseballMusings)

Friday, February 04, 2005


Marlins Attack Grasshoppers

Then the crawdads show up. (OurSportsCentral)


Tentative, Nonbinding Stadium Plan Almost, Possibly, Maybe Agreed To - But Not Yet

And still only $30 million short! (Local10)

Thursday, February 03, 2005



McKeon Not Oldest Manager in Pro Ball (Pioneer Press)

Phillies Should Improve This Year(Straight Flushing)

Mets Not As Improved As It Seems? (Flushing Local)

Pierre and Willis Attend Speed School - Doesn't Seem To Help (PBPost)

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