Posts Tagged ‘Florida Marlins’

Shot of smallest crowd in Major League history

August 25, 2011

With Hurricane Irene possibly bearing down, Wednesday’s baseball game between the Florida Marlins and Cincinnati Reds had an unofficial attendance of just 347 fans. That would be a new low for fan attendance in MLB history. However, the official attendance for the game will be listed at 10,000 plus-the actual number of tickets sold. Not the number of fans who really attended the game.

Apparently there are better things to do in Miami than go to a baseball game

June 10, 2011

Florida Marlins attendance is atrocious

The Marlins should play their games in Helms Deep

via The Sports Hernia

ANOTHER SENSELESS PIE TRAGEDY

July 27, 2010

Second-year Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan is the subject of ridicule. Coghlan was placed on the disabled list Tuesday after he blew out the meniscus in his knee. The young outfielder was injured while trying to hit teammate Wes Helms with a whipped cream pie in the face.

MARLINS OUTFIELDER TRIES TO STAY IN MIAMI BY PLYING GM WITH DRINKS

July 26, 2010

Cody Ross #12 of the Florida Marlins poses during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium February 22, 2009 in Jupiter, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Cody Ross

CODY ROSS

Florida Marlins outfielder Cody Ross has been the subject of trade rumors recently. He apparaently doesn’t want to heave Miami. The Miami Herald had a gossip item over the weekend detailing how Ross spotted Marlins executive Larry Beinfest while out at dinner. The story goes Ross sent Beinfest over a drink along with a note BEGGING not to get traded.

HANLEY RAMIREZ: FROM FRANCHISE PLAYER TO STEAMING PILE OF DOUCHE

May 19, 2010

THE PLAY THAT WRECKED HANLEY RAMIREZ’S MARLINS CAREER

The drama continues between All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez and his Florida Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez. Gonzalez pulled Ramirez Monday after he failed to hustle after a ground ball that he booted in a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Ramirez had painfully fouled a ball off his shin earlier in the game.

On Tuesday, Ramirez literally added insult to injury. He snidely blasted Gonzalez saying,

“It’s his team. He does whatever he f—ing wants. There’s nothing I can do about it. It’s brutal. That’s okay. he doesn’t understand that. He never played in the big leagues.”

Ramirez was blasted by teammate Wes Helms. It was fellow Marlins infielder Dan Uggla who criticized him for lack of hustle last year. Ramirez has refused to apologize to Gonzalez or his teammates.

JOSE CEDA IS THE DICK CHENEY OF PITCHERS

February 23, 2010

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Florida Marlins pitcher Jose Ceda missed the entire 2009 baseball season. Now we know why.

Ceda showed up to Spring Training in dreadful shape last year and almost instantly hurt his arm after being acquired from the Chicago Cubs minor league system. He threw one bullpens session, tore his labrum, and had shoulder surgery. On Sunday, Ceda explained to a reporter from the Miami Herald exactly WHY he arrived at camp at well over300 pounds last year. It turns out that Ceda wasn’t able to work out at all last winter, let alone pitch Winter Ball. That’s because Ceda was under house arrest.

Ceda was arrested after accidentally shooting his best friend in the stomach with a handgun. Fortnately, the friend eventually recovered from his injuries. Unbelievably, the Marlins never knew about Ceda’s arrest. The Marlins only found out about Ceda’s gunplay after being informed of it by the Miami Herald reporter on Sunday.

Ceda reported to Marlins camp Sunday ata “svelte” 273 pounds.

TEAMMATE ACCUSES HANLEY RAMIREZ OF DOGGING IT

September 3, 2009

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DAN UGGLA AND HANLEY RAMIREZ

Although the Florida Marlins tried to downplay the incident following a walk-off victory, shortstop Hanley Ramirez and second baseman Dan Uggla were involved in a confrontation prior to Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves.

Ramirez was being interviewed by a reporter when Uggla piped up, “If you really wanted to win, you would have never come out of the game.”

The pair then exchanged words. Uggla accused Ramirez of  not caring because he already has a $70 mllion contract. The Marlins clubhouse was then closed for a “team meeting” following the argument between Uggla and Ramirez. Ramirez is in an 0-14 slump and is suffering from a bad hamstring. He pulled himself out early of Tuesday’s game.

SO MUCH FOR DAY BASEBALL

May 22, 2009

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This is an actual photo of the “crowd” at the Florida Marlins game five minutes before the start of a day/night doubleheader Wednesday.

 

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JOKE COMMISSIONER BUD SELIG: BASEBALL DOESN’T NEED A SALARY CAP, IT NEEDS A SALARY FLOOR

MARLINS TO HANLEY RAMIREZ: GET A HAIRCUT; RAMIREZ: TRADE ME

March 27, 2009

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HANLEY RAMIREZ

Hanley Ramirez wants a trade.

Now that the Florida Marlins have the funding in place for a new revenue generating stadium, they can go in one of two different directions:

1.) Stop selling off quality players and keep their core group, compensating them adequately and signing players  to long-term deals keeping them with the club.

or

2.) Keep treating players like crap and running them out of town.

It looks like the Marlins have chosen option # 2. The Marlins best player, star young shortstop Hanley Ramirez, is so angry he is demanding a trade according to the Yahoo! baseball blog, Big League Stew.

Ramirez was angered by an edict issued by Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez prohibiting long hair and wearing jewelry on the field. Apparently Manny isn’t the only baseball-playing-Ramirez who doesn’t want his dreadlocks cut. The Miami NBC affiliate and the Sun-Sentinel newspaper both mentioned that, as a sign of protest, Ramirez put on a shirt with the hand scrawled message, “I’m Sick of This S*&#.”

Ramirez later told reporters, “I’m angry” and “I want to be traded.” He later calmed down and backed off his demands. Still, pissing off your star player with silly, trivial, “cut-your-hair” demands circa 1968 isn’t going to help the Florida Marlins attract quality young players to their organization. Nor, apparently, is it helping them keep the few quality they already have.

MARLINS STADIUM DEAL DEAD?

February 14, 2009

The Marlins' proposed stadium.

The proposed deal to build the Florida Marlins a new $515 million baseball stadium may be dead. The Miami City Commission failed to pass the funding for the facility after being deadlocked in a 2-2 vote.

According to the Miami Herald, the meeting to vote on the bill “descended into chaos” after one of the City Commissioners tried to make a series of demands to the already agreed upon stadium deal. The Herald says another vote on the stadium won’t take place until March but the Sun Sentinel is reporting that city, Miami-Dade County, Marlins and Major League Baseball officials have gone behind closed doors to talk and a settlement is still possible.