Morning Marlin Maniacs. We’ve been underway for a week in Grapefruit League play, and already the Miami Marlins are dealing with a pair of troubling injuries. And while both of those weren’t the result of game action per se, you would be forgiven for thinking maybe this Spring Training thing we were all excited about a couple weeks ago needs to end as quickly as possible.
Might as well skip the rest of it, right? ESPN already has.
On a related note though, any fan who can name a member of the Miami Dolphins that played well last year and isn’t officially playing for someone else this year wins a special prize.
But continue through the spring we shall- need to build up the arms of those pitchers. This morning’s Fish Flash contains links to the notable Miami Marlins stories inquiring minds want to know about, be it about an amazing neutral site venue, or some Hall of Fame caliber tutelage. Let’s dive in.
Ok, so everyone watches at least two baseball games in July, even if you’re the most fair weathered baseball fan- the All-Star Game, and some portion of any game on July 4th. Fans of the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins might have to make it three, given the fact the two teams will apparently be playing a regular season game on a military base, according to the fine folks at MLB.com.
Britt McHenry of ESPN makes the rounds at Marlins camp, and he result is a fascinating few minutes of video spotlighting the early impacts and impressions being made by the team’s new hitting coach.
With the Miami Marlins already down one closer in Carter Capps, a story that might have slipped through the cracks so far this spring is that last year’s closer has scarcely played at all due to a lingering injury. The Miami Herald’s Andre Fernandez has the latest on Ramos’ recovery.