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Rate the local MLB announcers – NL East

The National League East is a division where people generally have strong opinions about the broadcast teams – and most of it isn’t positive. On the bright side, this division did give us our first viral announcing moment of the baseball season thanks to Keith Hernandez, a female fan, and her hot dog. Give each broadcast crew a rating, and if you have strong opinions in either...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FOX Sports Florida, Miami Marlins announce 150-game broadcast schedule

MIAMI, Fla. -- FOX Sports Florida, the statewide television home of the Miami Marlins, will produce and televise a total of 150 Marlins regular season games in high definition as part of the 2014 Major League Baseball season. FOX Sports Florida will kick off the season on opening day with a special one hour pregame show, beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET on Monday, March 31, when the Marlins...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Expansion draft series: 1992- Florida Marlins

MLB stayed consistent through the 1960 season, with each league having 8 teams. Expansion first came in 1961, with the AL adding the Los Angeles Angels and Washington Senators (the original Washington Senators became the Minnesota Twins and the later Senators became the Texas Rangers in 1972). The NL expanded in 1962, as the New York Mets and Houston Astros joined the NL. Both the...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

The Miami Marlins Are Giving Out Fedoras For Father’s Day

On Sunday, most people will take a break from their typical weekend fodder of getting blackout drunk and screaming, “Sunday Funday!” to visit their dads at home or the track or prison. But the sons and daughters of South Florida have the opportunity to make this Father’s Day incredibly special for their fist-pumping pops, as the Miami Marlins are offering 5,000 lucky fans a...
Via With Leather
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins appreciate fan support in home opener

MIAMI Opening night 2013 at Marlins Park began with a festive nod to the franchises first 20 years. The Miami Marlins ended the evening by creating more excitement, only to fall short. In the second home opener at their domed home, the Marlins lost to the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday night. The game took only 2:33, largely because both starting pitchers Miamis Kevin Slowey and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

FOX Sports Florida announces Miami Marlins 2013 150-game broadcast schedule

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) FOX Sports Florida, the statewide television home of the Miami Marlins, will produce and televise a total of 150 Marlins regular season games in high definition as part of the 2013 Major League Baseball season. FOX Sports Florida will kick off the season on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 1:05 p.m. ET when the Marlins take on the Washington Nationals at Nationals...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

The Year of The Marlins Fan

Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year.  As over one billion members of the Chinese community prepare to usher in the year of the snake, baseball enthusiast in Miami is pumped about 2013 – the year of the Marlin.  Before you assume there was a typo in that last sentence with me not pluralizing the word “enthusiast”, take a look at this tweet by Marlins beat writer...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Huh?! Really?! That Guy?!

Well, the 2013 baseball Hall of Fame votes are in, and on January 9th we will know who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this upcoming July. Now this is certainly a big year for controversy on the ballot as the big names in the PED era are front and foremost. Bonds, Clemens, Sosa and Palmiero, to be precise and name a few. And of course Dale Murphy and Jack Morris are always...
Via Full Spectrum Baseball
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cooperstown Choices: Jeff Conine

With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2013, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame. There are twenty four men on the ballot for the first time this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements. You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives...
Via i70baseball
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Reds on the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot

The Baseball Hall of Fame will announce the results of who was voted in by writers on Wednesday of this week. Of the 37 former players on the ballot, seven of them have ties to the Cincinnati Reds. Lee Smith Reggie Sanders David Wells Jeff Conine Royce Clayton Todd Walker Mike Stanton Of these players, Sanders is the only one anyone would consider a Red. Sanders was drafted by...
Via Red Hot Mama
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling, Jose Mesa Among Seven Former Phillies Are On the Hall of Fame Ballot

Photo Courtesy Wikipedia Commons The 2013 BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot is out, and there are several Phillies on the ballot.  Try not to laugh.  They are: Jeff Conine Julio Franco Roberto Hernandez Kenny Lofton Jose Mesa Dale Murphy Curt Schilling Who will get votes?  I'm sure Kenny Lofton will get some, Curt Schilling will get some, and Dale Murphy will fall short...
Via Philliedelphia
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

New Manager Trend – What If Mets Follow?

The hiring of Mike Redmond by the Miami Marlins was a shocking yet respectable pick by the Marlins. Names like Valentine, Tony Pena, Lloyd McClendon were thrown out as potential candidates quickly as news broke that Guillen was fired. Along with the names above, former players like Brad Ausmus, Mike Lowell, Jeff Conine and the eventual hire Mike Redmond. This is a very interesting...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

From Jeff Conine to Chris Davis: A Recent History of Offensive Futility at First Base

For more than 10 years, the Baltimore Orioles have been looking for a regular first baseman. By and large, they have failed.Below is a graph showing the Orioles' offensive output measured by sOPS+, a comparison of OPS compared to the rest of the league's first basemen. (sOPS+ stats pulled from Baseball-Reference.com)As you can see, the best the Orioles have done over the...
Via Dempsey's Army
August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

A look back at the inaugural Marlins opening day lineup

The newly anointed Miami Marlins officially ushered in a new era of baseball in Miami, opening the (stateside) 2012 Major League Baseball season at their sparkling new and extremely bright new stadium. This new brand of Marlins baseball, featuring home white uniforms with “Miami” not “Marlins” on the front, is loaded with guns for hire fished out from among the best this...
Via The Outside Corner
April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2013 (November 26, 2012)—elect 3* WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos 705 186.2 1986 Barry Bonds-LF 437 146.4 1984 Roger Clemens-P 428 73.8 1989 Craig Biggio-2B 325 68.7 1993 Mike Piazza-C 322 61.0 1989 Sammy Sosa-RF 252 75.4 1990 Curt Schilling-P 288 51.7 1992 Kenny Lofton-CF 297 41.3 1989 Steve Finley-CF 280 45.0 1983 Julio Franco-SS/2B 210 55.2 1988 David Wells-P 237 41.8 1995 Shawn Green...
Via Baseball Think Factory
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals Locked Out of Hall Once Again

Former Kansas City Royals players better appreciate their place in Kansas City, because they won’t be taking up residence in Cooperstown any time soon. Former Cincinnati Red Barry Larkin joined George Brett in Cooperstown on Monday, and the only former Royal receiving any votes will drop off from lack of support. Juan Gonzalez just eluded the ax last year, but he couldn’t keep...
Via i70baseball
January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Athlon Sports goes 2 for 4 with Florida Marlins Mount Rushmore selections

Athlon Sports is working its way through the major league franchises and giving each its own Mount Rushmore. In other words, if each franchise had a granite mountain in which to carve four seminal faces from its history, who would merit that honor? The Marlins’ Mount Rushmore per Athlon would consist of Hanley Ramirez, Jeff Conine, Dave Dombrowski and Miguel Cabrera. Hmm. I can...
Via Sun Sentinel
October 27, 2011  |  Discuss

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