Fish might get Glavine, #Braves stuck w/ Liberty

Sources: Tagg Romney and Tom Glavine working together to buy the #Marlins. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayFRS) April 20, 2017 Well that's depressing. After two decades of Wayne Huizenga and Jeffrey Loria, the Marlins might end up with Glavine and a Romney or Derek Jeter and a Bush as their owners. Meanwhile, the Braves are... Continue Reading →


Open thread, 9/11, Braves vs. Marty Malloys

The good news: Justin is back in the line-up; his brother and Uggla are not. The bad news: Paul Maholm is set to undergo an MRI on his sore elbow. So we can expect Alex Wood to start a postseason game. The Braves are giving him a breather tomorrow, with Freddy Garcia getting the nod.... Continue Reading →

Open thread, 7/2, aka Walter Banks’ birthday

Happy 74th to the legendary Braves usher, whose trivia questions between innings are sorely missed. (excerpted from a 2010 AJC article on Banks) Chatting recently with a family of five from Cincinnati, Banks suddenly noticed that the stadium clock read 7:14. He pondered this for maybe a millisecond before saying, “Babe Ruth hit 714 home... Continue Reading →

More people watched the Fish in person Wednesday than on TV

Just a reminder: Jeffrey Loria wouldn't be owning the Marlins if not for the Worst Commissioner in the History of Sports. In other words, as the Herald reported, 0.8 percent of all TV households in Miami-Dade County and Broward County were watching the Marlins get shutout by the Atlanta Braves. Nielsen, which handles television ratings,... Continue Reading →

This is why you don’t build stadiums for billionaires

UPDATE: It's official, reports Buster Olney. The Marlins have surrendered, for next year and beyond. They have reportedly shipped Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio, and John Buck to the Blue Jays for Yesco, infielder Adeiny Hechavarria, RHP Henderson Alvarez, LHP Justin Nicolino, OF Jake Marisnick, C Jeff Mathis, and RHP Anthony DeSclafani. Three... Continue Reading →

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