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Groudbreaking Pics From The Future Home Of The Florida Marlins

This event was open to the public and I am kind of kicking myself for not making more of an effort to try to attend.  This is the first ‘real’ step when it comes to the construction of the Marlins’ new home.  Just 32 months from now construction will be done and we will be able to enjoy baseball during the 2012 season in this state-of-the-art baseball stadium.

Here are a few pics from today’s groundbreaking ceremony:

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I heard on the local sports radio station, 790 The Ticket, that Charlie Hough and Benito Santiago were on hand to throw out and catch the first ‘official’ pitch today.  I am dying to find a picture of that and when I do I will share it with all of you.

Florida Marlins Inter-League Wrap Up

With the 2009 Inter-league season now behind us, the Florida Marlins have put themselves in a position in which their confidence should be at a season high.

After dancing with the American League East for a few weeks, the Marlins finished that jaunt with a 9-6 record.  The AL East boasts some pretty tough competition and the Marlins won 3 of the 5 series’ that they competed in against the Blue Jays, Yankees, and Orioles.  They were only able to secure 1 win against the Red Sox and they were swept by their in-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays.

Now they sit in 3rd place in the National League East with a 38-39 record.  Maybe that break while they played teams from the ‘other’ league will give them the confidence they need to make a run at the Mets and Phillies.   The Marlins pitching staff has turned it around as of late, and their offense is starting to get more consistent contributions from the entire lineup.  If their bullpen can get into gear, the team may have what it takes to make a run at the division title.

My goal for the team by the All-star break is to overtake the Mets for 2nd place in the division while also securing enough wins to give them a record better than .500.

Go Fish!!! 

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Florida Marlins Inter-League Mid-Season Report Card

We’re 3/5 of the way through the 2009 Inter-league baseball season and I thought I’d offer up a little status report on how the Florida Marlins have taken on the mighty American League East.

Series 1 – Toronto Blue Jays – The Marlins managed the ‘rare, road sweep’ of the one-time unbeatable Blue Jays.  While scoring runs in bunches, the team was able to get early leads and never look back.  While the bullpen was a little shaky, the starting rotation did well and the offense provided the support it needed to in order to capture 3 wins.

Series 2 – Boston Red Sox – ‘The Fish’ ended up this series with a 1-2 record.  At times, the team looked completely over-matched by Boston’s starting pitching.  Had it not been for a rain-shortened game, they could have been swept by the AL East leaders.  In 3 games the team managed to score just 5 runs against the more dominant pitching staff.

Series 3 – New York Yankees – The Marlins managed to win the series with a 2-1 record.  The attendance for this series was the highest the Marlins have had all season, while the Yankees sat A-Rod for 2 of the 3 games in Miami.  The Marlins starting pitching looked pretty good while the Yankees struggled at times.

So far, so good.  The team has a day off today before they conclude inter-league play against the Orioles and Rays.  With a 6-3 record while battling against the top 3 teams in the division, I would say that the Marlins have done more than held their own during this annual competition against the ‘other’ league.  Who knows, if we’re still playing in the fall that could be an extreme confidence booster for this very young team!!!

Go Fish!!! 

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Jeremy Hermida Finally Becomes The Marlins’ Team Leader!!!

This is something that many(although there are few of us) Marlins fans have been begging for for quite some time.  Jeremy Hermida has shown us flashes of greatness, but in his few seasons in the majors he has not been able to string together a streak worthy of mentioning…

That is until now!!!  Hermida has been nothing short of sensational over the last 10 games and has started to take a little of the spotlight from the more established stars of the team.  In the last 10 games, the Marlins are 6-4.  And if it was not for Hermida, they could easily be 3-7.

In the last 10 games, Jeremy is 13-37.  More importantly, in the last 5 games he is 11-21.  He is driving the ball with power and has collected 3 home runs, driven in 7 RBI, and scored 7 times.  And the performance has been clutch too as Hermida blasted his first-ever walk off home run the other night and in this afternoon’s game versus the Blue Jays it was again Hermida’s home run that was the difference between the Marlins winning and losing.

Thank you Jeremy – Keep it up!!! 

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Bash Brothers 2.0

I tend to compare players of today to players that I cheered for as a kid.  And for some reason, I continue to compare the Florida Marlins of 2008 & 2009 to the ‘Bash Brothers’ from the Oakland A’s teams of the late 1980’s.

Although the fish have nobody hitting moon shots, they have a very solid line-up of players that can deliver the long ball.  Amazingly, they don’t have a single player with the physique of a Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, or Dave Henderson, but they still blast their fare-share of home runs.

If it’s not Dan uggla, it’s Jorge Cantu.  If it’s not Jorge Cantu, it’s Hanley Ramirez, If it’s not Hanley Ramirez, it’s Jeremy Hermida.  And if it’s not Jeremy Hermida, it’s Cody Ross!!!  You’ve got to love the Fish!!! 

Damn, These Marlins Are Fun To Watch!!!

3 straight games.  3 days of edge-of-your-seat drama.  3 consecutive games going down to the wire…

And each with the Florida Marlins coming out victorious.  The Florida Marlins could very well be on a 3-game losing streak right now.  Instead, they have won 3 in a row and all are the result of 9th inning heroics and game winning hits!!

What’s most amazing is that it seems to be a new guy every that day that pushing the team over the top.  Whether it’s Cody Ross, Jeremy Hermida, Hanley Ramirez, Jorge Cantu, Dan Uggla, or John Baker, this baseball team is full of player that live to compete and never quit. 

There is no better time to be a Marlins fan than right now!!!   GO FISH!!!

2008 Goudey Florida Marlins Team Set

Ok, so I am a year late in this.  I just paid $1 for this 5-card Florida Marlins team set the other day and even though 1 of the players is no longer with the club, the set still impresses me.

I love the vintage look that this set offers, and these cards are begging for autographs.  So, I will pull the Josh Willingham card and possibly send it to him c/o the Nationals.  The other 4 are coming to Spring Training with me as I try to obtain a few more autographs of my favorite group of guys.

Of the 4, the Miller and Uggla cards really remind me of cards you would see issued 50-60 years ago. 

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2009 Topps Heritage Florida Marlins Team Set

I couldn’t resist this purchase.  My biggest mistake is that I only bought one of these team sets.  The cards look great, and being a vintage collector I cannot help but love the design.  My problem is that these would also be great to use for possible autographs…

I still have 2 Marlins Spring Training games to attend and I think these may be coming with me.  I can always pick up another set again, but how often will I have the chance to get some of these signed? 

I think the decision has been made!!!   And it was pretty easy too…

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