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It's a story as old as the game of baseball itself. You know the one. A World Series-winning catcher leaves his old team with hopes of bringing a championship to his hometown club. Then, during the first week of Spring Training with his new team, he heads home after a workout to discover a plane crash right next to his house. Wait...what? There's no joke here. When Jarrod Saltalamacchia left the Boston Red Sox in the off season to sign with the Miami Marlins, he never could have predicted what he encountered Tuesday afternoon. “He was still laying there and they were covering him up best they could,” the catcher told reporters. “Firefighters were there. It was crazy.” What Saltalamacchia stumbled upon...a partially submerged home-built aircraft that crashed into a lake adjacent to his South Florida subdivision. According to reports, Saltalamacchia didn’t know the pilot (identified as American Airlines pilot Leonard McGarity) personally, but does remember capturing home video of him taking off from the paved runway last fall.
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Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia witnessed a scary sight upon his return from a workout Monday: a partially submerged, homemade aircraft in a pond close to his home.
A plane had crashed near Saltalamacchia’s home, and the the pilot did not survive, according to the Sun Sentinel. Leonard “Link” McGarity, a former Marine pilot who flew commercially for American Airlines...
JUPITER, Fla. -- All In.
That's the motto printed across Miami Marlins workout shirts this season, a mantra the entire organization has bought into to as it works together as a family and unit.
"We talked a lot about leadership and chemistry and being a family and all of those things that were so important to me when I played," manager Mike Redmond said.
With the Miami Marlins' full squad taking the practice field for the first time, Giancarlo Stanton is renewing a too-familiar ritual, greeting the team's numerous newcomers and trying to put names with faces.
He's tired of it.
The Marlins' revolving-door roster has been accompanied by a lot of losing, and Stanton's tired of that, too. The precocious slugger...
Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez has brought his wife and infant daughter to Miami from Caracas, Venezuela, to keep them away from the violent and deadly protests in his native country.
Alvarez says twice his 2-month-old daughter was affected by tear gas being used to quell violent protests across the country that have left eight people dead and more than 100 injured.
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The Miami Marlins young phenom Jose Fernandez picked up a new hobby in order to stay in shape during the off season. The soon to be sophomore, cycled nearly 600 miles a week. Fernandez says he will avoid a sophomore slump by staying in shape. The need to stay in shape will hopefully push him past his work load last year which totaled 172 2/3 innings in 28 appearances...