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Seattle Mariners: Opening Sweep a Sign of Hope?

The Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees are far from strangers when watching former players strut out in the opposing uniform. Big time names featuring Randy Johnson, Rickey Henderson, John Olerud, Tino Martinez and Raul Ibanez have traded their jerseys for pinstripes or for the Seattle logo within the past couple of decades. This of course is not accounting for current players...
Via Grandstand University
14 days ago  |  Discuss

“It was 20 years ago today…”

Manny being Manny…in 1994 The Home Opener is hands down the biggest baseball day of the year in each Major League city. No matter the town,  the game is sold out1. It is the one time that every team play in front of a house packed full of their own fans. Bunting is all around the park. Excitement is in the air. Balloons. It is just flat out American: Hot dogs, cracker jacks...
Via Waiting For Next Year
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez Calls Marlins Players He Coached ‘Soft’

Tino Martinez once enjoyed a position with the Miami Marlins as their hitting coach but resigned after he was accused of verbally and physically assaulting some of the players. Nearly a year later, Martinez is finally speaking on the incident with the team and sharing his side the story basically saying some of the players were ‘soft’ that  according to Larry Brown Sports. “I...
Via BlackSportsOnline
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – and then there were three

Three days left until Opening Day…all that stands between us and the regular season is one short weekend, and we’ll be good to go for 2014. Today, we’re going to finish up our season previews with staff predictions and some other clean-up. Yesterday, we touched on some important topics heading into the season – bold predictions from our staff, absurd new food items at ballparks...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez calls Marlins players he coached ‘soft’

Nearly a year after resigning from his job as hitting coach of the Miami Marlins, Tino Martinez was honest about the issues he had on the job, which included teaching what he felt were undisciplined, “soft” players. Martinez, who clubbed 339 homers over 16 career seasons, spoke with WFAN’s Joe and Evan on Wednesday and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez thinks Miami’s young hitters are “soft”

“I was tough on some of the young players I thought needed to be, not disciplined, but they were walking around like they were 10-year veterans and I was trying to teach them the right way to do things,” Martinez said, on Benigno & Roberts. He added: “I was trying to teach these guys. These guys had a great opportunity. They didn’t belong in the big leagues. They just...
Via The Outside Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Paul Assenmacher

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Eric Plunk

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Ken Hill

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins’ Derek Dietrich looks to extend his stay this time

Derek Dietrich isn’t looking back. The 24-year-old second baseman — whose first big-league stint with the Marlins couldn’t have started any better or ended any uglier because of an altercation with former hitting coach Tino Martinez — is out to win a job with the big-league team this spring. So ask him about his injuries, his struggles at the plate which sent him back to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

He's all yours, Seattle! And a note from Yankee fans everywhere: Good luck in figuring out what makes Robbie run.

In today's Daily News, John Harper piles 400 words atop a question that has dogged Yankeekind for a decade: Why did an otherwise great player thumb his nose at tradition, teammates and the fan base by jogging out routine grounders? Yes, now that he's playing for Microsoft, the NYC media is finally wondering about Robbie Cano's hard drive.To be sure, folks mentioned it...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivan Cruz: The story of a baseball educator

254 homeruns 950 RBI 5554 plate appearances Ivan Cruz played 14 years of professional baseball. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 28th round of the 1989 MLB June Amateur Draft out Jacksonville University. Cruz spent time with the Tigers, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals organizations, and during that time shared the field with...
Via The GM's Perspective
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pattern Behavior

Don Mattingly Has Cast A Large Shadow Since Leaving The Bronx Just in case anyone needed a reminder, it has been 18 seasons since former Yankees captain Don Mattingly played his last game, a heartbreaking Game #5 loss in the Kingdome in Seattle. Many changes were made during the 1995 off-season: Mattingly hung up his spikes, Buck Showalter was shown the door (or accepted a position...
Via KC Sports Ninja
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Yea, though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no evil: for Mo art with me; thy A-rod and thy staff, they comfort me

Perhaps it ends here... Boston. The Valley of the Shadow of Death.Psalm No. 23.Don Mattingly's psalm.Remember opening day? April Fools Day, Yankee Stadium. Brooding crowd. Nuni at short, whiffed three times. Our DH was Ben Francisco.  CC surrendered four in the second. Joba hammered in the ninth. They beat us 8-2. It wasn't "Youk" they were yelling...I think it...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss
SOUNDS FISHY

Loria interfering with Marlins...again

The Marlins owner is once again sticking his nose where it doesn't belongwhen it comes to the team's personnel decisions. 

Via The Outside Corner
August 26, 2013  |  1 Comment

Tino Martinez Shifts Blame To Players When Explaining His Resignation

  Now, hear him out for a second this is interesting. When news first broke that Tino Martinez had allegedly physically and verbally abused players, I must admit I was skeptical. Given the Marlins appalling record alone, one can kinda understand why Martinez would be ticked off–doesn’t at all excuse any type of abuse though. But is this a case of abuse or just a bunch of prima...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez responds to abuse allegations

Miami Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez resigned on Sunday amid reports that he had abused players physically and verbally. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Martinez called out players for not picking up balls they hit in the batting cage. Picking up balls in the cage is standard practice according to the 45-year-old Martinez. After seeing players repeatedly refuse to...
Via Tireball.com
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez speaks out about incidents

Picking up balls in the batting cage that’s what this was all about according to former Miami Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez. Three different Marlins refused to pick up balls in separate incidents violating a standard practice during drills in which a coach “soft tosses” balls for players to hit Martinez said. Martinez 45 confronted the players about it. The confrontations...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss
HIS SIDE OF THE STORY

Martinez responds to abuse allegations

Former Miami Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez, who resigned Sunday amid allegations that he was physically and verbally abusive, responded to said allegations.

Via Midwest Sports Fans
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez Explains his Going too Far with some Miami Marlins Punks

FOX's Ken Rosenthal has a blood boiling interview with fired Miami Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez. The 45-year-old Martinez describes three separate players who consistently refused to pick up balls after taking soft tosses -- picking up the balls is long time expected baseball practice. He opened with FOXSports.com by describing this expectation: “If Bernie Williams...
Via Bob's Blitz
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Martinez speaks out about incidents

Picking up balls in the batting cage, that's what this was all about, according to former Miami Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez. Three different Marlins refused to pick up balls in separate incidents, violating a standard practice during drills in which a coach "soft tosses" balls for players to hit, Martinez said. Martinez, 45, confronted the players about it...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez blew up after Derek Dietrich didn’t pick up balls?

Tino Martinez resigned as hitting coach of the Miami Marlins on Sunday amid multiple reports that he was verbally and physically abusive towards the team’s players. The strongest allegation against Martinez was that the former New York Yankees first baseman grabbed rookie seconde baseman Derek Dietrich by the neck. Martinez acknowledged a confrontation occurred between [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Martinez speaks out about incidents

In an exclusive interview, Tino Martinez tells his side of the story after resigning as Marlins hitting coach.
Via FOXSports.com
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez Resigns As Marlins Hitting Coach Amid Allegations of Abuse

MIAMI — Tino Martinez resigned as the Miami Marlins’ hitting coach hours after complaints by players that he verbally abused them became public. In one instance, Martinez acknowledged he angrily grabbed a player. Martinez was in his first year as a professional coach this year. He sat in the dugout during Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, then met with Marlins officials...
Via NESN.com
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez resigns after reports that he abused players

The Miami Marlins are not a good baseball team.  At the time of this post, the Marlins are the owners of the second-worst Major League baseball team with a .388 winning percentage.  The main reason their record is a putrid as it is is their (lack of) offense.  Their 328 runs scored is a whole 51 less than the second-worst White Sox.  If you do the math and carry the one, the...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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