Marlins and Dodgers Picked Up by Fox
By Phil Kimmel
Watching Miami Marlins games from home is a benefit of the age of technology. Despite that technology, however, sometimes nature has other plans.
The Miami Marlins were supposed to play a game against the Philadelphia Phillies back on April 25th. We all remember how that turned out. For those that are not aware, the sky decided to open up and let go of all of its winter water. Prepping itself for beach season I presume.
Regardless, the game was cancelled. Fans were disappointed. I was disappointed. I may have cried. Who knows?
The game was announced that it would be a part of a doubleheader on August 22nd. Congratulations if you are able to go, it was scheduled as a single-admission doubleheader. Hopefully the Fish will fare better their second time around.
Fox Sports Picks Up Separate Game
Thanks to that cancellation in Philly, Fox Sports has reported picking up a separate game. Get your PJs out, the game will be the May 18th game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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As part of another glorious road trip to the West Coast, we may be able to see Giancarlo Stanton return to power. Since you know, he apparently only does that on the West Coast these days.
The game will be a 10:10 PM start for us East Coast folks and coverage will begin at 9:30 PM.
Televising the first game of the series, the Fish will be coming off of a nine game home stand, which we all hope will go better than their most recent. Wonderfully placed scheduling will also see the Fish play a 12 PM game in Marlins Park, just to hop on a cross-country flight to LA.
Luckily this will be a short road trip before returning back home to Miami to play. Wait for it. Another West Coast team. Can I have the job picking schedules for teams? It seems like it takes little effort and even less sense.
Hopefully after a well-deserved victory against the Rays last night, the Fish will be able to snap the skid they have been on.
Off to a slow start in May, the Fish have seen their record sink to a measly 12-14. While still placing second in the division, that will not be enough to contend with the Nationals or other teams vying for the Wild Card spot.
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Come the end of May while we are watching the Marlins play the Dodgers, we may be talking about their win streak. But, I would not put money on that just yet.