Aug 4, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; The Miami Marlins honored the tenth anniversary of the 2003 World Champions before a game against the Cleveland Indians at Marlins Park. Champagne bottles were given to members of that team present. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: 2003 World Champions Make Appearance At Marlins Park

It’s been 10 years since the Marlins franchise has won a world series. It’s been the same length of time since the Marlins franchise last made a playoff appearance. Ever since that faithful season, in which everything seemed to go the Marlins way, the franchise has tried to field a team to get them back to the promised land.

On Sunday afternoon, the Marlins honored the 2003 world series winning team, against the team they beat in the 1997 world series. In attendance for the ceremonies were former manager Jack McKeon, Mike Lowell, Jeff Conine, Carl Pavano, along with a few more former players. Current player Juan Pierre and manager Mike Redmond also took part in the ceremonies.

Unsurprisingly, Ozzie Guillen, third base coach in 2003 and manager of the Marlins last season, was not in attendance.

Here is a look at the video of the ceremony from yesterday:

Hopefully the young players the Marlins have both in the majors and in their organization currently can come together and give the team a reason to celebrate a championship again soon.

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Look, the Miami Marlins no longer have the worst record in baseball.

After a 12-14 July, which followed an impressive 15-10 in June, the Marlins have not only passed the Houston Astros to avoid the distinction as Major League Baseball’s cellar-dweller, but they also passed the Chicago White Sox as well. At 41-65, the Marlins have MLB’s 28th best record.

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The Miami Marlins earlier this week set the club record for overall consecutive games without allowing a home run. Through Sunday, that mark stands at 12.

Hey rookie! Miami Marlins interim hitting coach John Pierson, 59, finally makes the big leagues | Palm Beach Post

Pitcher Jose Fernandez may be getting the most attention among the Marlins’ rookies, but Miami has another newcomer to the majors who stands out for a different reason.

Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez making case for NL Rookie of Year honor | Miami Herald 

The Marlins have had three players — Dontrelle Willis, Hanley Ramirez and Chris Coghlan — capture National League Rookie of the Year honors.

In Jose Fernandez, they believe they have a fourth in the making.

Redmond eager for MLB to move past PED talk | Marlins News

With Major League Baseball’s announcement of suspensions in connection with the Biogenesis investigation nearing, it can soon begin to move on from the latest incidents involving performance-enhancing drugs.

Here at Marlin Maniac:

Down On The Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: August 2nd

Brian Flynn continues to pitch well, striking out six and shutting out the Sox offense in his seven innings of work. Flynn lowered his Triple-A ERA to 2.95, despite a 4-10 record. Just another reason to join Brian Kenny’s kill the win campaign.

Cleveland Indians @ Miami Marlins Preview: Saturday, August 3rd 7:10 PM EST (Game 108)

The Miami Marlins are looking to push their winning streak to 4 in a row Saturday night as the play the second of a three game series against the Cleveland Indians. The Marlins are already assured of at least a .500 record on their current home-stand after pushing their record to 5-3 with 2 games remaining.

Cleveland Indians @ Miami Marlins Preview: Sunday, August 4th 1:10 PM EST (Game 109)

The Miami Marlins will finish off their three game series on Sunday afternoon, with the two teams splitting the first two game series. Behind a dominant Jose Fernandez, the Marlins took the first game. Last night’s game was a heartbreaker for the Fish, as they blew a chance to tie the game with runners on first and second with zero outs in the bottom of the ninth, down just one run.

Celebrating The 2003 World Series Championship: Marlins Vs Indians 8/4/13

It’s Sunday and you know what that means? Today is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Marlins recap! Well… normally we would be doing The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, but today was a very special day at Marlins Park. Today was not only Mike Lowell Bobble Head Day, it was also the day celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of the 2003 World Series! Next week I promise to go back to normal, but today we will recap the game and talk about great celebration of 2003.

Tags: Carl Pavano Jack McKeon Jose Fernandez Miami Marlins Mike Lowell Ozzie Guillen

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