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Larry Brown Sports:
So many things have gone wrong for the Marlins this season that they might as well start blaming the ballpark. At least that’s how some of the players feel about it. The newly-constructed Marlins Park is considered a pitchers ballpark. It measures 344 feet to left, 334 feet to right and has spots that are 386, 418 and 392 between left and right. That is pretty big, but Ozzie Guillen is tired of hearing it used as an excuse.
“We’ve got to deal with the ballpark, and we’re going to be negative coming in here every day, ‘Oh, this ballpark is too big’?” Guillen said Tuesday according to the Palm Beach Post. “We’ve got to play in this ballpark 81 games and I don’t want to hear any more (from) my players, my hitting coach, nobody with this uniform worry about this place (being) too big. If they think this place is too big, let me know. I’ll put somebody else in who can hit bloopers behind shortstop.”
After hitting a 418-foot fly out that could have won the game for the Marlins on Sunday bu
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Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton sat out Monday
night’s contest against the Atlanta Braves after experiencing a “tweak” to his
left side during a Saturday night at-bat.
Stanton hopes to rejoin the Marlins tonight, but manager Ozzie Guillen
may be cautious and rest the slugger once again, reports Joe Frisaro of
Giancarlo Stanton felt a...
Ozzie Guillen is not the smartest man on the planet.
I’m not the first person to make that observation and I guarantee you I won’t even be close to the last as long as he has an audience to speak to.
Let us be clear Guillen like everyone else has a right to his feelings and the opportunity to create an environment in his home that he and his family find comfortable (more on...
In light of this afternoon's press conference with Yunel Escobar's three game suspension was announced (and Escobar claiming that his hairdresser and interior decorator were both gay), Ozzie Guillen was asked to weigh in by Shi Davidi, columnist for SportsNet in Canada. Guillen's comments were typical of him at this point.
Ozzie Guillen on Escobar: In my house...
MIAMI Heath Bell used to have more than 60,000 followers on Twitter. His wife and older daughter also were active on social media.
But no more.
Were all off social media, the Miami Marlins relief pitcher said in an interview with FOX Sports Florida. I had to take us down. Nobody has Facebook or Twitter.
Bell said there were so many negative comments that came out of the Showtime...
What do you get when you combine $191 million in free agent signings, toxic clubhouse presences, a new stadium that drips sleaze, and an extremely hateable front office? Why, it's the 2012 Miami Marlins!
If you're new here (which about 90% of our reader base is in comparison to last year), here's a brief explanation: after a team is eliminated from the playoffs, we...
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins want Chipper Jones to go fishing.
Truth is, they've probably felt that way for a while.
Jones, who has more logged more games, hits, home runs and RBIs against the Marlins than anyone else, added to his collection of going-away gifts from his final season before his last game in Miami on Wednesday night. The Marlins gave Jones a fancy fly-fishing...
MIAMI (AP) -- Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton was not in the Marlins' starting lineup against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, getting a day to rest what he and the team described as a strained muscle in his side.
Stanton pointed to his right side when describing the injury and Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen described it as an oblique strain, though the team's official...
MIAMI (AP) -- Jose Reyes hit a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning Tuesday night, and the Miami Marlins overcame an awful ninth inning to snap the Atlanta Braves' four-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory.
With one out in the 10th, pinch-hitter Rob Brantly was walked by Cory Gearrin (0-1), and Gorkys Hernandez was hit by a pitch. Following a strikeout, Reyes hit a blooper...
As the Miami Marlins begin making plans for next season, Jacob Turner is making his case to be part of that future.
Turner and the Marlins open a three-game road series against the slumping New York Mets, coming off an ugly home loss, on Friday night.
Expected to contend for the NL East title, Miami begins its final road trip - a six-game stretch that also stops in Atlanta - 18...
Chipper Jones has feasted on the Marlins throughout his career. Through 244 games against the club, the Braves third baseman unloaded 40 home runs, 165 RBIs while hitting .299. He's notched the most games, blasts and RBIs against the Marlins than any other player. So it was only fitting the Marlins gave Jones a rod, a reel and fishing gear as a parting gift for his retirement...
Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is out of Monday's lineup against the Atlanta Braves with what the team is calling a right oblique strain.
Stanton entered the day second in the NL with 34 home runs.
He says the strain first popped up during a swing on Saturday. Stanton was in the lineup on Sunday, going 1 for 3 with a run scored.
Stanton says he expects to be in...
The one sure prediction from yesterday's Game Picks was the weather on the East Coast. Said it would wreck havoc on games and it did to the tune of three postponements. Of the games that were played, seven of twelve were correct. The Red Sox beating the Rays in a four-hour, nine-inning marathon was unexpected and the Rays look pretty well dead at this moment in time. The man...