The Marlins were involved in a huge foul ball controversy at Wrigley Field in Chicago back in 2003 when Cubs fan Steve Bartman interfered with Cubs outfielder Moises Alou’s attempt to catch a ball. The Cubs would go on to lose that playoff game and the series with much of the blame falling on Bartman. Well there was another story involving the Marlins and a foul ball on Sunday, but this time Wrigley Field lived up to its nickname of the “Friendly Confines.” Here is the story:
At the end of the day, one Marcell Ozuna foul ball made three fans happy at a Marlins-Cubs game, even though only one of them actually got the baseball. The Cubs fan originally fumbled the ball, causing it to drop onto the field.
As part of the 100-year celebration of Wrigley Field, the Marlins joined the Cubs in wearing throwback uniforms Sunday, masquerading as the Miami Sun Sox. They were a Brooklyn Dodgers farm team from the 1940s and ‘50s (1946, 1949-54) that predated the minor league Marlins.
Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez suffered a strained left hip on Sunday afternoon, but the injury doesn’t appear to be serious. “I feel good, thank God,” Alvarez said. Initially, there was reason for concern. Alvarez was cruising along at Wrigley Field before his outing came to an abrupt halt in the sixth inning of Miami’s 4-3 win over the Cubs.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
The day is Sunday June 8, 2014 so you know what that means… Welcome to this week’s edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Comeback recap. With the final game in Chicago and the Marlins dropping the first two games of the series, how did the Fish fair in game 3? Quick recap- The Good: The Marlins win; The Bad: Henderson Alvarez hurt; and The Comeback: Down twice in the game the Marlins came back. Let’s dive in to the full recap.