Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/5/12
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Just a couple of thoughts on that bizarre Marlins pregame ceremony and the reports of a 5-year Niese extension. What a despicable act by the Miami Marlins last night, who decided it would be a brilliant idea to wheel out the ailing boxing icon Muhammad Ali as part of their pre-game ceremonies. Sorry, but that was a terrible call, and to use someone so legendary and obviously so frail as a stage prop was uncalled for. It was emabarrasing to see and all I could feel was outrage for the Marlins and sadness for the one they used to call “The Greatest”. Ali was supposed to throw out the first pitch, but couldn’t because of the severity of his Parkinson’s Disease, and in fact he didn’t even utter a word. It was a bad scene. Can you believe that same folks who predicted bankruptcy and scandal for the Wilpon family, are now spinning the recent news about a potential five-year deal for Jon Niese as a Wilpon concocted PR scheme? I’d link you, but I don’t want to stir things up. However I’m...
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