Morning Marlin Maniacs, trust your Monday is finding you well as it finds the Marlins. Following Sunday’s win, the Fish have reached a season high five games over .500, and are sitting in second place in the NL East. This 3-0 start to the homestand almost makes it look like the team knows they play four games against the Cubs next weekend. It also gives fans reasons to hope they’ll have something to really cheer about this summer during that lull between last night’s Game 7 finish to the NBA Finals and that first Dolphins preseason game.
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But now for your morning Fish Flash. This weekend we learned that one member of the Marlins rotation needs some extra seasoning, we relearned that one of the game’s all-time greats is a regular Grouchy McGrouchFace, and reflected on just one more legacy of another baseball legend. Let’s dive in.
Just when I thought Ichiro technically passing Pete Rose for professional hits was going to be the big takeaway from my being there at Petco Park last Wednesday, I find out I might have seen Justin Nicolino‘s last game this season. Okay, maybe this news doesn’t trump the Ichiro thing. But news it is, and ESPN and the AP has it. Read up on the new guy, and some team response on the latest pitcher sent packing.
So Pete Rose, the person who no one disputes is the all-time MLB Hit King, has come up with a way to end all this Ichiro appreciation in a hurry. The Associated Press takes you through the absurd idea, and share’s Rose’s thoughts on Ichiro’s accomplishment.
And lastly, ESPN’s Tristan Cockcroft dives deep into his Sultan of Stat bag of knowledge to give you a fine review of the fantasy excellence of the man who’s so awesome he gets to put his first name on the back of his jersey. Enjoy, and plan accordingly if you’re a daily fantasy devotee.
Lastly lastly, as a special bonus, click on this if you didn’t get enough warm fuzzies on Father’s Day. No one ever said baseball can’t be cute. Course, then again, not sure anyone I’d want to talk to ever did call it cute either. Enjoy, and direct the thanks to the fine folks with MLB.com’s Cut 4 team.