Miami Marlins Morning Catch: Marlins-less All-Star Game Tonight


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No Miami Marlins game tonight and no Miami Marlins in the All-Star game tonight will likely mean me watching a Miami Heat summer league game and ignoring baseball for one day. Or two, or three, as the next game for the Marlins is not until Friday night. It’s going to be another Jose Fernandez day, so that’s something to look forward to.

Dee Gordon will be at the game, representing the Miami Marlins tonight. He however will not be able to take part in the game due to the dislocated right thumb injury he suffered on Saturday.

The All-Star break will also present Marlins fans to have some time away from what has been another abysmal season. As Dave George points out in one of the linked articles below, it’s been 12 years and counting since the Marlins last appearance in the playoffs.

And unless the Miami Marlins change their ways, it’s likely going to be 13 and counting next season.

Miami Marlins News Around the Web:

Marlins failure to launch serious playoff run at 12 years and counting – Dave George, Palm Beach Post

We’ll be hearing a lot about the New Horizons space probe completing its nine-and-a-half-year journey to Pluto today. That’s a distance of more than 3 billion miles spent rocketing along at 30,000 mph with no government airbag recalls or anything. Impressive.

Unfortunately, the Miami Marlins have been puttering away for an even greater period of time without making any lasting progress at all. Barely able to escape the gravitational pull of last place in the NL East, it’s been one failed launch after another the last 12 seasons, each of which has flown by without a playoff appearance. (Read More Here)

Injuries take toll on Miami Marlins’ All-Stars – Christina De Nicola, Miami Herald

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton’s gear — from his jersey to workout clothes — hung next to Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper’s locker in a recreation of the All-Star clubhouse inside the Duke Energy Convention Center.

An image of Marlins All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon adorned the outside of the building where the T-Mobile FanFest is being held in the downtown area.

And yet, for the second time in four years, no Marlins will line up for the Midsummer Classic when baseball’s best compete at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Great American Ball Park. (Read More Here)

Gordon will represent Marlins at All-Star Game, but won’t play – Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel

Anyone who wants to see a Miami Marlin at Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati will need to tune in prior to the first pitch.

Injured second baseman Dee Gordon will attend and be introduced with other members of the National League team at Great American Ballpark.

Gordon, voted as a first-time starter by fans, will be unable to play because he dislocated his left thumb Saturday on a head-first slide at first base. That left the Marlins without an active participant for the second time in four years due to injuries. (Read More Here)

Garcia continues growth in Futures Game – Richard Justice,

CINCINNATI — This day symbolized his growth as both a player and a person. Strip everything else away, and that’s the bottom line.

“It’s been my dream to be here, play with a lot of great players,” Jarlin Garcia said at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Great American Ball Park, which Garcia’s World Team lost, 10-1.

The Marlins believe the 22-year-old left-hander has a bright future and might just be on the fast track to the big leagues. (Read More Here)

Miami Marlins morning news: Lowell ‘had talks’ with organization about managing – Scott Gelman, Fishstripes

Mike Lowell considered becoming the next Marlins manager. According to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, while Lowell did not receive an offer, he had disccusions about the vacancy after Mike Redmond was fired.

"Lowell told WSVN-Fox 7’s Steve Shapiro that he and the Marlins “had talks” after Mike Redmond was fired.“Was there interest? Yes,” Lowell said. But the Marlins and Lowell said there was no offer to the former third baseman, whom owner Jeffrey Loria holds in high regard."

Dee Gordon will not be starting the All-Star Game after dislocating his thumb. But he will still travel to Cincinnati so the Marlins have a representative introduced. (Read More Here)

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