When you’re a Marlins fan, you’re automatically defined as a son/daughter of rigor, anxiety and a whole lot of bitten nails. And today’s game, the final of this weekend set, showed it to perfection.
- Christian Yelich puts a tremendous game at the plate, reaching base five times: 200 points.
- Jarrod Saltalamacchia hits his first HR as a Marlin, a game-tying shot in the 7th: 100 points.
- Carlos Mármol comes in, intentionally walks Anthony Rendón to load the bases in the 8th and then gives a go-ahead Grand Slam to Jayson Werth: Priceless. Freaking priceless.
There are a lot of things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s FailCard. And this one’s on you, Michael Hill; signing this guy was your idea.
Twitter celebrated its 8th anniversary yesterday. And the team in charge unveiled an interesting and powerful tool called “First Tweet“. Using it is easy as pie: just type any @username and it’ll pull the first tweet submitted from that account.
So I had this little idea: how about seeing what some Marlins players/prospects posted after taking their baby steps on this social network? Here are the results, curated from my very own list about the Feesh.
Nice piece of work by the Aquarium’s groundskeeping team. The outfield grass has finally been replaced for a stronger variant and is ready for Opening Night.
Remember when all of us were fuming after finding out David Samson was part of a reality show in the Philippines instead of doing his job as Loria’s second-in-command? Well, since what goes around comes around, Mini-Me was the first one to be eliminated from Survivor: Cagayan.
The Yankees’ signing of Masahiro Tanaka to a massive seven-year, $155MM contract is only the newest sample of a phenomenon that keeps gaining momentum: the arrival of more and more talented Asian players to the Major Leagues. Names like Masanori Murakami, Yu Darvish, Hisashi Iwakuma, Hideo Nomo and Hyun-Jin Ryu have become commonplace among fans, bloggers, commentators and the general public. And teams are jumping at the opportunity, expanding their scouting networks to cover Japan, Korea, Taiwan and even Australia.
(Applause floods the theater as the announcer takes the stage)
Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, to the second half of the 2013 Marlins Awards, where we continue our tour through the good, the bad and the ugly of this nightmarish season. Before we get underway, I hope you guys didn’t end up swallowing the whole reserve of liquor we had at the lounge. After all, there’s a fireworks display to watch once we’re finished with this whole thingy.