Evening Marlin Maniacs, Happy Hump Day. A few late news notes to share, now that today’s extra early dose of baseball is behind us. Trusting you came here to scratch that end-of-the-workday baseball itch.
But before we get to your Fish Flash, a special appeal. One that will be stressed daily on this site until there isn’t time left to do so.
You’ve gotta vote Ichiro into the All Star Game.
Yes, this can only be done via the write-in vote. But worth it. Do it. Five times a day.
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For your Fish Flash though, a trio of non-Ichiro related stories; segues are all well and good, but not today. From the latest bit of trade rumor speculation, to a lesser known Marlin’s greatest victory, to skipper Don Mattingly’s reflections on that otherworldly power outburst on Monday, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in.
Per Jeff Todd of MLBTradeRumors.com, the Marlins are beginning to do their due diligence on two starting pitchers. Jon Morosi was the initial source, but Todd’s write up lays down the numbers and the motivations rather nicely. Now can Miami pull either off without subtracting from the big league roster? That’s the big question.
As much as we might forget it in the sports blog writing/sports blog reading world we inhabit together, baseball isn’t actually that important. The McGowan family shares why with an inspirational tale, related by the Miami Herald’s Adam Beasley. Well worth a read.
Lastly, we close with a recapping of that historic Monday power show put on by the Marlins and the Rockies. The Herald’s Clark Spencer checked in with Don Mattingly for his thoughts on what he saw, and suffice it to say he was impressed. Check it out.