Sunday, October 23, 2005

 

Possibly Hurricane-Truncated Blogging For a While

...as electricity may be a distant memory starting a few hours from now. Here's Game 2...

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

FISH-CAPS: Carl went 2 for 4 with a strikeout. Ozzie's team wins again. (Still blogging at 12:35 AM - worst part of the storm expected in the morning.)

 

What's Happening With Tony Saunders?

He signed with the Orioles earlier this year, pitched in the minors, but suffered serious back spasms in May. Now he's Director of Boxing Operations of "Ballroom Boxing" in "Mayland" (BoxingTalk)

 

Saturday's AFL Recaps

Josh Wilson homers! (OurSportsCentral)

Saturday, October 22, 2005

 

Marlins In The World Series!

Well, former ones, anyway. On the White Sox there's Carl Everett and Pablo Ozuna, and of course Ozzie. On the Astros, well....

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

FISH-CAPS: Carl goes 1 for 3 with a strikeout. And Ozzie's team wins.

Friday, October 21, 2005

 

Urbina Either Thinks He Needs to Make His Points Using Machetes and Paint Thinner...

...or he is a Really Serious sleepwalker. (Deadspin)

 

It Has Been 10 Years...

...since the passing of original Marlins 1st-base coach Vada Pinson. (GoogleGroups)

 

Duquette Leaves Mets, Mazzone Leaves Braves

Both go to Baltimore. (NewsTribune)

 

Marlins in the AFL are Improving

(MLB)

 

God Hates the Cubs

Cubs fan self-importantly points the finger at the Head Honcho Himself. (MyrtleBeachSun)

Thursday, October 20, 2005

 

The Real Reason to Root For The White Sox

"I want Fidel Castro to angrily toss his Soviet-era transistor radio out the window when he hears that two more Cuban defectors earned World Series rings." (NationalReview)

 

Yesterday's AFL Recaps

(No, not the Austrailian Football League...) (OurSportsCentral)

 

"Do Catchers Really Make the Best Managers?"

(BaseballMusings)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

 

Joe to Run The Show

Marlins are having the press conference to introduce their new manager at 11 AM, just in time for the latest hurricane advisory. (MLB)

 

Back to the Ballpark That Beer Built

(Which team will end tonight's play feeling sadder Budweiser?)

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

RECAP: Bye Bye Busch. Astros go to World Series.

FISH-CAP: Mabry bats once, strikes out. J. Tavares pitched 1.1 innings, gave up a hit and made a strikeout.

 

Accolades

Dontrelle is named winner of the Warren Spahn Award,...(FishStripes)

...(EDIT:) Lo Duca and Cabrera made the Sporting News' All- Star team,... (MLB)

...Beckett receives the Florida Marlins' "Thank God He's Not Damaged" Seal of Approval. (MLB)

...and Felix Heredia gets a 10-day vacation next year (if not more). (SunSentinel)

 

Monday's AFL Recap

(BaseballAmerica)

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

 

'Fish or Cut Bait' Blog Back in Business

(FishOrCutBait)...(Thanks, Deep Fried Fish.)

 

The Tales of Sir Guillen (and His Adventures With Marlins, the Magicians)

Sir Guillen Finds His Soul Mate ----- "'I still remember walking into that first clubhouse with Ozzie,' Torborg said. 'How young he looked, how little he looked. He was real thin, but he was so bright.'"(SunSentinel)


Sir Guillen Faces Tests of Honour on the Field of Battle ----- "You wouldn't think coaching third base is a dangerous job. But try doing it for the Florida Marlins in their own park with a crowd so small the guys in the upper deck betting $5s and $10s on whether the guy on second can score on a hit can talk directly with those on the field.

"'Hey Ozzie,' they'd yell at Ozzie Guillen while waving a fistful of bills. 'You send him.'

"Guillen would nod.

"Of course, there were others waving a fistful of singles telling Guillen to hold him.

"Guillen would nod.

"'It's dangerous down there,' Guillen said. 'I'm afraid to turn my back on those guys.'

"Then he laughed." (BradentonHerald)


Sir Guillen Gets His Ring ----- "I got an Atlanta Braves National League championship ring. When I went with the Marlins (2003 world champions), I didn't see that ring anymore. There's only one that counts. I wear it every day of my life. I feel proud to do it." (NWTimesOnline)


Sir Guillen Suffers Ultimate Disillusionment ----- "Baseball doesn't care about people. Ask (ex-Florida Marlins manager) Jack McKeon. He's a genius . . . and they kicked his (bleep) out of there in a hurry." (Sj-r.com)

Monday, October 17, 2005

 

4 Probably Gone, 5 Probably Staying, and 4 Absolute Maybes

Joe Frisaro handicaps the Fish's free agents. (Also including 50% more stadium suppositions). (MLB)

 

One More Astros Win = World Series in Chicago (and Houston, too)

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

RECAP: At least one more game in old Busch Stadium coming up.

FISH-CAP: John Mabry went 0 for 1 with a strikeout.

 

Here's (the Day Before) Yesterday's AFL Wrapup

Josh Wilson and Robert Andino get RBI's. (BaseballAmerica)

 

Disney May Host World Baseball Classic Games

Remember the World Classic? That's the tournament where South Africa is in the Asian division. (GoogleMiamiHerald)

Sunday, October 16, 2005

 

One More White Sox Win = World Series In Chicago

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

RECAP: White Sox win.

FISH-CAPS: John Mabry went 0 for 4 with a strikeout, Carl Everett went 0 for 5 and struck out twice.

 

MSM Columnist Berardino 2 Days Behind 'FishStripes'...

(Fishstripes)...in his report discussing reactions to that awful announcer.

(Oh, and Andy Fox retires, too.)

Saturday, October 15, 2005

 

More Playoffs!

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

FISH-CAPS: John Mabry goes 1 for 1 with an RBI, Julian Tavares pitched 1 inning and gave up 1 hit and made 1 strikeout, Carl Everett went 2 for 3 and walked once while getting 2 RBIs.

 

Marlins' Prospects in the AFL...

(a first-week report.) (WQAM)

 

Beckett on the 2003 'Card of Evil'

This year? Most likely Francisco Rodriguez. (BaseballMusings)

 

More Managerial Possibilities

Ron Hassey... (PalmBeachPost)

...Marty Scott... (SunSentinel)

...Ken Macha (no, wait, strike that.)... (Tallahassee.com)

Friday, October 14, 2005

 

Tonight, Los Angeles of Anaheim vs. South Side of Chicago

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

FISH-CAP: Everett went 1 for 4 with an RBI and a strikeout.

 

Historical Account of the Magic of Doug Eddings...

...performed on June 30, 2005 against the Braves in Miami. (GoogleAjc.Com)

(Link inspired by the 'Doug Eddings Is A Douche' insta-blog.)

MORE: And guess who was involved in the 'Wandy to the lip' call against the Astros on Sept. 13? (GoogleNCTimes)

Thursday, October 13, 2005

 

Tonight, Astros at Girardi...Oops, I Mean ST.LOUIS

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)

FISH-CAP: Julian Tavares pitched 1 inning and gave up 2 earned runs on 3 hits, John Mabry was brought in to play right field in the top of the 9th and ended the game with a groundout in the bottom of the 9th.

 

NL Source: Jeffrey Wants Girardi

Fish may talk to Bryan Price, may keep Mark Wiley. (SunSentinel)

 

Marlins Source: Girardi Not a Done Deal

Pavano called Loria recommending Girardi. (GoogleMiamiHerald)

 

Perry Hill Discusses Marlins' Gold Glove Chances

(MLB)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

 

Split-Screen Baseball Tonight

Both games are tentatively starting at 8:05 PM.

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

RECAP: St. Louis and White Sox win. Didn't find any former Fish.

 

Another Record-Breaking Year For Alfonseca

(MaverickBall)

 

Girardi A Done Deal??

"According to industry sources, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has made Girardi an offer the Yankees bench coach is likely to accept." (NYPost)

 

No Wiley in Seattle

"Mark Wiley, recently fired by the Florida Marlins, was Hargrove's pitching coach with Cleveland and Baltimore. The two remain friends, but Wiley removed himself from the running because he wants to stay near his family in Florida." (NewsTribune)

 

Al Leiter Still Talking

"There would have to be a lot of talking to convince me to come back." (AsburyParkPress)

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

 

Second Round Begins

The "What city are we in today?" Angels play the White Sox in Chicago.

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

RECAP: Angels win.

FISH-CAP: Carl Everett went 1 for 4 and scored a run. Pablo Ozuna ran for Everett in the bottom of the 9th.

 

Who Would Want to Manage the Marlins, When You Could Manage the Devil Rays?

...(or vice versa.) (DRayBay)

 

'Deep Fried Fish' Declared 'Tastiest Blog'

...in the MLBlogs 'Bloggies' awards. (DeepFriedFish)(MLB)

IN OTHER BLOG NEWS: FishStripes' Mike explains 'what went wrong', over at Baseball Analysts.

 

Marlins May Give Up, But NASCAR Fans Keep Believing

Daytona Beach hoping for a special legislative session to again push for their museum proposal. (NewsJournal)

 

Interviews Begin

Gonzales and Washington show their stuff today. (SunSentinel)

MEANWHILE, Mike Berardino reminds us that the Marlins already had the perfect manager. (SunSentinel)

OH, OH..: Girardi quoted as wanting Don Zimmer as his bench coach. (PalmBeachPost) (So much for his youth movement.)

 

Former Fish Fleeing Leyland-Dombrowski Alliance

Al Avila may try for the Diamondbacks. Larry Rothschild says 'no, thanks' and is staying with the Cubs. Gary Knotts gets released. Vic Darensbourg becomes a free agent. (Freep.com)

Monday, October 10, 2005

 

Yankees and Angels Tonight

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

RECAP: Yanks lose. Angels advance to face White Sox.

FISH-CAPS: Sheffield went 3 for 5.

 

Problems in Proposed Minor-League Shakeup

For example, the Jamestown Jammers may have trouble finding a place to sleep. (BuffaloNews)

 

A Rather Rich Fellow Has Moved to Miami,...

...someone who seems to have a pattern of trying to acquire MLB teams - "Any doubts about my ability to buy a team have been removed." (MSNBC)

Sunday, October 09, 2005

 

Braves Face Elimination, While Yankees Face Elimination or Rainout

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

RECAP: Bye Bye Braves.

FISH-CAPS: Sheffield went 1 for 4 and scored an RBI, Leiter pitches a perfect two-thirds of an inning and gets the win.

 

Are We Experienced?

Or are we going with youth? Enquiring minds (and managers) want to know. (SunSentinel)

QUOTE: "When you have youth, you have energy,"..."When you play 162 games, energy is really important. Kids don't get tired." - Joe Girardi (Newsday)

Saturday, October 08, 2005

 

Oh, Boy! An 11:05 P.M. Start!!

(If the game goes extra innings it may run into Sunday School.)

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

RECAP: Padres out, Cardinals continue on.

FISH-CAPS: Rudy Seanez pitched 2 innings and gave up no runs and 1 hit and struck out 2, Julian Tavares pitched a third-of-an-inning and gave up 1 earned run (a homer) and 2 hits, Trevor Hoffman goes one inning and gives up one hit.

 

Jim Leyland Has Made an Impression

"What the hell happened to this man? He's a shell of what he was. He showed absolutely no passion or the attitude you would expect of a man just named to a team that will spend money and a team that needs a manager to put a foot in the ass's of Magglio Ordonez and Pudge Rodriguez. I don't think Leyland can raise his leg to put foot to ass. I have to say I was shocked looking at Leyland and hearing him on TV." (EddieKranepoolSociety)

 

Twins May Be Interested in Conine

(GoogleMercuryNews)

 

Girardi Talks With 'Luria'

He also plans to talk with happy former Marlin Al Leiter. (MLB)

UPDATE: It appears a proofreader has adjusted the problem.

 

Say, What About That New Stadium at FAU?

(From a discussion thread over at FishStripes.)

Friday, October 07, 2005

 

Will Wakefield Knuckle Under?

Red Sox on the ropes as the American League plays tonight.

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

RECAP: White Sox advance to next round.

FISH-CAPS: Carl Everett went 0 for 3, Edgar Renteria went 0 for 4 with a strikeout and a walk, Kevin Millar played first base in the 9th and didn't come to bat, Mike Myers came in the 6th and walked A.J. Pierzynski, Gary Sheffield went 0 for 4 with a strikeout and a walk, Aaron Small pitched 2.2 innings and gave up 2 earned runs on 4 hits and gets the loss (but he also get 2 strikeouts), Al Leiter goes 1.1 innings and gets a strikeout but gives up 2 earned runs on a hit and a walk (both of those runs scored after Leiter left, however).

 

Marlins' 2005 TV Ratings Highest Ever

MLB playoff ratings are up, too, but will rain dampen the weekend? (SunSentinel)

 

Former Marlin Discusses Former Marlin...

...or regional director discusses recently-hired manager. (Mlive.Com)

 

Is Fredi Redi?

Braves allow Gonzales to speak with Marlins. (MLB)

ALSO: Add to the list of probables the names Ron Washington, Billy Hatcher, Tom Foley... (SunSentinel)

Thursday, October 06, 2005

 

Only National League Play Today

(All right! REAL Baseball!)

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

FISH-CAPS: Rudy Seanez pitched 1 inning and gave up 2 earned runs on 2 hits and a walk (he also had 2 strikeouts), Julian Tavares pitched 1 inning and gave up an earned run on 2 hits and a walk.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

 

Yankees Will Let Marlins Talk to Girardi for Manager's Job

Fish may also be interested in Lou Piniella, Ken Macha, Jim Tracy, Fredi Gonzalez,....(NYTimes)

...Grady Little,... (PalmBeachPost)

...Jerry Manuel, John McLaren, Joey Cora... (SunSentinel)

 

A Less-Worshipful Review of the Recent Career of 'Jackass Jack'

"(H)e really came undone in the heat of the wild card race. The once-endearing crustiness started sounding mean and petty. His constant cigar-smoking and gum-chewing suddenly seemed like a weird oral fetish. And his decisions, literally pitch perfect two years ago, began to trigger wicked flashbacks to Jeff Torberg, the IQ-wanting fellow he replaced." (BrowardNewTimes)

 

Today's Postseason Play

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

FISH-CAPS: Edgar went 2 for 5 and scored a run, Carl went 2 for 4 and scored a run, Gary gets an RBI on a groundout but goes 0 for 4, Al pitches 1 inning and gives up a homer to Bengie Molina.

 

What Parts of The Country Supports Which Teams?

Participate in this project and maybe we'll all get some idea....(CommonCensus.Org)

 

Mets Fans Argue On Whether Delgado Would've Been Better Off in NY...

...and then swerve into a Kenny Rogers ramble. (GoogleGroups)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

 

Oops, Almost Forgot, There's Playoffs Today...

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

FISH-CAP: Matt Clement gives up 8 runs in 3.1 innings, Edgar Renteria goes 1 for 4, Kevin Millar goes 1 for 3 with an RBI, Carl Everett goes 1 for 4, Gary Sheffield goes 2 for 4 with a strikeout, Al Leiter gets a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning.

 

Marlins Release Riedling, Spooneybarger...

...and Albuquerque infielder Derek Wathan. (MLB)

ANOTHER RELEASE: This is a Warning - if you don't want to read an embarrassing, pitiful, blatant attempt to pull on your heartstrings for sympathy and cash, then Please Don't look at the comments on this post. I said Don't Look!! Remember, You have been Warned!

 

Andy Lavin Remembers 2003 and the McKeon Influence

(MarlinsToday)

Monday, October 03, 2005

 

ADIOS, JACK! Happy Lawn Mowing To You!

Dave George on McKeon's impact. (PalmBeachPost)

Sunday, October 02, 2005

 

The Day All Dolphins Fans Have Been Waiting For Has Arrived,...

...that date every year when MLB shuts down in FLA, and gets out of JRS (or PPS, or WTF or whatever).

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

HAPPY RECAP: Marlins sweep the Braves, and take a 3-game win streak into April 3rd.

 

Thank You, DeadSpin...

..for the mention of this site on your site.

 

Random Jabber About Next Year's Schedule

The Marlins play 15 of their first 21 games on the road, which in April may make for chilly times in Philly, New York, Cincinatti and (BRRRRRR!!) Chicago. At least the schedule-makers wised up in one respect - they have Colorado playing in Florida at the end of April, and not the other way around as in this year's snowbound fiasco.

Again with the 2-game series around May 1st? This year's convolution goes like this - after the aforementioned home series with Colorado the Fish play Philly at home for 2, fly immediately up to Washington to play the Nats for 2, then fly immediately back down to Florida to play 3 against the Cardinals.

The Fish' first West-Coast road trip (June 1 -12) gives them an off-day between the Giants and Padres series, but there's no off-day during their 2nd (August 7 - 17), even though after playing the Nationals their next stop the next day is in Arizona.

The Fish have 12 off-days before the All-Star game, and 8 off-days after. They have 3 non-travel days off before the All-Star break and only one after (August 24). For the last 34 days of the season the Marlins have only 2 days off, both of them travel days. Offsetting that somewhat, they play 25 of their last 41 games at home.

Here's more on the 2006 Schedule. (FishStripes)

Saturday, October 01, 2005

 

Today - Sosa Vs. Vargas,...Phillies Try To Catch Astros...

...oh, and some other games, too.

(Yahoo)(ESPN)(Sportsline)(MLB)(FOX)(CNNSI)

RECAP: Betimit may need a better mitt. Wilson lets popup drop, allowing a Marlins victory!

 

Biff McKeon Says Brother Jack is Getting 'Kind of Tired'...

...and that other people usually get kind of tired of Brother Jack. (SunSentinel)

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