Marlins won’t honor Cox; payback for his comments?

MIAMI — Bobby Cox will manage a game in Miami for the last scheduled time Sunday, but the Marlins have no plans to recognize the retiring Braves skipper.

The Marlins gave no reason, but it could stem from Cox’s publicly criticism of Florida ownership after Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez was fired in June.

This would be the first time this season Cox has not received at least a scoreboard tribute in a town the Braves are playing in for the final time with him as manager.

The Cox farewell tour has included video tributes in most cities and a long list of gifts ranging from a jumbo-sized humidor (White Sox), a Stetson cowboy hat and boots (Astros), a fly-fishing rod and three nights at Colorado dude ranch (Rockies), and an original seat No. 6 (Cox’s number) from Wrigley Field (Cubs), along with a “6″ from the hand-operated Wrigley scoreboard.

Even the Minnesota Twins, who rarely play the Braves, had a pregame ceremony at home plate, where Cox was presented with a check for his charitable foundation and got a standing ovation from Twins fans (he’s received standing ovations in every city).

Gonzalez, a former Braves third-base coach, was fired as Florida manager on June 23, and Cox pulled no punches in his criticism of the move.

“I know that guy [owner Jeffrey Loria] is unpredictable, but I was still [surprised],” Cox said that day. “After everything he’s done for that guy, are you [kidding] me?”

Gonzalez had a 276-279 record in 3-1/2 seasons as Marlins manager. The team finished 87-75 in 2009 despite having the smallest player payroll in the major leagues.

“They’ve gone down to the end [competing for a playoff spot] every year, playing their asses off,” Cox said. “That guy [Loria] doesn’t appreciate anything.”

Gonzalez is presumed to be a leading candidate to replace Cox as Braves manager in 2011.

153 comments Add your comment

Jay Dubu

September 4th, 2010
8:24 pm

The Marlins have good scouts, but an owner that’s difficult to root for.

Andy

September 4th, 2010
8:36 pm

Don’t sweat it Bobby. F the Marlins.

Jane

September 4th, 2010
8:55 pm

“F” Bobby Cox–that old drunk deserves no tribute from us. We can only hope that Fredi is the Braves Manager next year.

Jimmy

September 4th, 2010
8:56 pm

This is why Bobby is so well loved.
He is a very good guy who will back up even former coaches.

Micky Mantel

September 4th, 2010
9:04 pm

Bobby has been a loyal team man too long to care. Say what you want but that is a wonderful trait in a man or woman.

Jim

September 4th, 2010
9:11 pm

Yet another reason to dislike the Marlins. No class.

Choppinmama

September 4th, 2010
9:11 pm

Way to show your unappreciative rear ends, Mr Loria and Co. No show of respect for a retiring HOF manager? Low class and petty.

Soul Bro

September 4th, 2010
9:11 pm

Jane, I lelt your $20.00 on the dresser. don’t forget to lock the door…

F Marlins, indeed

September 4th, 2010
9:13 pm

Enjoy pulling for that franchise, Jane. It doesn’t have class at any executive level, apparently, even stealing from the community to get its stadium deal done.

There’s a reason I’ve always though of Miami as a cesspool. It’s just becoming more apparent now.

The Ghost of Harry The Hat

September 4th, 2010
9:16 pm

Jane “F” yourself

Gary H

September 4th, 2010
9:16 pm

Low class? How about NO CLASS!!! I would be willing to bet Loria doesn’t have the guts to admit it either.

TheProfessor69

September 4th, 2010
9:18 pm

… Some of these comments (Jane) are as ‘classless’ as the Marlins not having at least “something” or some kind of honor for Bobby Cox. Bobby Cox quit drinking years ago after he, like a lot of us, made a mistake. Do not put down someone when you do not know what you are talking about. I forgive you Jane and I turn the other cheek. Bless you.

nc braves fanatic

September 4th, 2010
9:24 pm

Very weak, Marlins. Very weak indeed. I don’t know if you guys have seen it on MLB Network, but they’ve started playing one of those “Beyond Baseball” commercials for Bobby Cox.

http://mlb.mlb.com/beyond_baseball/index.jsp

Bob

September 4th, 2010
9:29 pm

On my trip to all the MLB ballparks before I get too old I was going to make it a 5 day Miami vacation, not now, will make it a Tampa vacation with a short day trip down to new Marlin’s stadium only because I want to see them all!

Matt the Brave

September 4th, 2010
9:31 pm

Hey Jane, you kiss your mother with that mouth?

Lifelong Braves Fan

September 4th, 2010
9:32 pm

The Marlins are a joke. You can hear crickets chirping in the stadium during TV broadcasts of their games. There are more Braves fans than Marlins fans in the stands when ATL comes to town. So they don’t do the right thing and honor Bobby…so what. It would hard to more classless than they already are. They are a soulless organization that will remain so until the good people of Miami show them the door and they move to a city of suckers that will build them a stadium. Braves fans love Bobby. That’s all that matters in the end.

Plate Appearance

September 4th, 2010
9:35 pm

Typical Bobby, caring more about his players and coaches than himself. A quality to be admired and emulated!

I wish he were continuing on as the Braves manager.

TheProfessor69

September 4th, 2010
9:46 pm

… “Plate Appearance” … me too my friend , me too.

Largo

September 4th, 2010
9:46 pm

Hell, the fans don’t even like the marlins. Check out the stands . . .no people.

FJ10

September 4th, 2010
9:47 pm

They need to just give the old man a catchers mitt like the one he uses to protect himself to commerate how crappy the dugouts are in Florida.

LuisG - Win-it-4Bobby-n-Chipper

September 4th, 2010
9:49 pm

Altough we’ll face them again at home, I’m pretty sure some Marlins players will show Bobby some appreciation. Like former Braves Will Phman and Wes Helms and every rookie who watched baseball for the past 15-20 years.

LuisG - Win-it-4Bobby-n-Chipper

September 4th, 2010
9:50 pm

Amber

September 4th, 2010
9:51 pm

Klassy, Marlins.

Ron Hyatt

September 4th, 2010
9:57 pm

Booby hasn’t gone yet?

Froto

September 4th, 2010
10:02 pm

Ron, apparently you haven’t been paying attention. Go back under your rock.

Richard

September 4th, 2010
10:06 pm

We should expect nothing less from a ream owned by a
snake oil salesman…

Tami

September 4th, 2010
10:07 pm

Who cares, really? It’s just bad P.R. for the Marlins not honoring a future HOF-er in Bobby. I don’t think it’s going to really matter to Bobby in the long run, either. As Amber mentioned, “classy”….NOT!

Tami

September 4th, 2010
10:10 pm

Jane
September 4th, 2010
8:55 pm

“F” Bobby Cox–that old drunk deserves no tribute from us. We can only hope that Fredi is the Braves Manager next year.

Jane…shows that you have even LESS class than the Marlins.

Ron Hyatt

September 4th, 2010
10:16 pm

future HOF-er in Bobby…I can hear the citation now…For having the highest choke rate in Modern Baseball History, cooperstown is proud to admit the Barack Obama of baseball, Mr. Ineffectual, Booby Cox!

Pete

September 4th, 2010
10:16 pm

Once again Derek Lee strikes out 3 times. Please, Please put Glaus back in the starting lineup

Pete

September 4th, 2010
10:17 pm

Bobby is the most overrated manager in the history of baseball. He had what is considered by EVERYONE to be the best, most dominate starting pitchers in the history of baseball and won 1 WS.

Brava

September 4th, 2010
10:20 pm

I don’t think Bobby will lose any sleep over being dissed by the Marlins. Just goes to show they have no class.

Jane Hyatt

September 4th, 2010
10:21 pm

Ron is an ignorant idiot.

govols

September 4th, 2010
10:23 pm

and he is the only manager in the last 80 years to have won 500 more games than he has lost.

Ted

September 4th, 2010
10:25 pm

This is terribly embarrassing for Marlins players and fans. Why would anyone want to be associated with a team that takes this sort of stance? When stubborn ownership extends onto the field and turns your team into a classless ballclub, you have a serious problem. Thats just downright despicable. I really hope the Marlin players dont support this.

Pete

September 4th, 2010
10:28 pm

govols, he is a great regular season manager. But he also had the most dominant staff and best team throughout the 90’s. Failing to win more than 1 WS is a huge failure. I like Bobby, I just think he is a bit overrated. All the other managers in his “class” have won multiple WS.

MitchC

September 4th, 2010
10:31 pm

Extremely classless of the Marlins. Say what you want about Bobby, but he;s still won thousands of games, and at least fifteen division titles, with the one he won in Toronto. He’s going to be in the Hall, and a team that wasn’t even in existence when he took over as Braves manager in 1990 won’t honor him? Weak!

What would serve Loria right is if Gonzalez took over as Braves manager in 2011, and he won a World Series in his first year with us.

Mitchell

September 4th, 2010
10:38 pm

Bobby doesn’t like that stuff anyway.

Who gives a s***.

Spoken like a true lady

September 4th, 2010
10:39 pm

Jane, you’re a classy lady. Your mother must be so proud?

Mitchell

September 4th, 2010
10:40 pm

The Marlins may have no class but they do have two World Championships.

Bobby, sadly, has only one.

2X Champs

September 4th, 2010
10:41 pm

The stinking fish still have twice the number of Championships that the Braves have.

bravesgrl4lifeeeee

September 4th, 2010
10:43 pm

Marlins organization just stinks. Loria is a bastard. And it’s not just Atlanta that has more fans in that stadium than the Marlins. Chicago, NY, any major northern city pretty much with an MLB team. Of course, they go to see their hometeams, not the one of their adopted city. I lived in South Florida for 8 months and not one person I knew down there gave a damn about the Marlins. So, this is not surprising. Just another classless lack of respect by Loria and his goons.

Here’s hoping we have Fredi in our dugout next year and we beat the Fish every freakin’ time we play them in 2011!!!

gss303

September 4th, 2010
10:45 pm

but he does have one….
most dont have any

Gil In Mechanicsville

September 4th, 2010
10:54 pm

Marlins show why players escape from their organization at the earliest possible moment. Pretty sure Bobby won’t mind the snub. get’s embarrassing after a while anyway. Still, it’s pretty hard to imagine an organization cheaper than the Pirates.

I guess that also explains why the Marlins let Cody Ross go to the Giants for nothing rather than making a trade with the Braves.

ricardus

September 4th, 2010
10:58 pm

The Florida Marlins ballplayers are great…very talented all-around good ballplayers. The owner is the only problem. He is not a baseball person – he’s an art dealer/collector. He’s really not interested in the playoffs or the World Series. He is just bad for baseball.

Joey M

September 4th, 2010
11:02 pm

Jane is just upset that Craigslist pulled all of the adult services from their site and she has no work.

boots

September 4th, 2010
11:07 pm

Screw the fish. There were only a dozen or so fans there to see any honor anyway. Their loser owner is one of the worst owners in professional sports, so it is probably best Bobby did not get “honored” by that sucky organization.

Mitchell

September 4th, 2010
11:12 pm

Bobby still hasn’t wrapped his mind around the concept of an owner or GM firing the manager for not living up to expectations, regardless of how unrealistic they are.

Expectations? What’s that mean?

And what a surprise the fans in Minnesota would give him a standing O.

These are all thank you gifts in appreciation for the World Series, LCS and division series defeats over the years.

I assume Toronto and New York have their special farewell gifts in the mail.

That is pretty thoughtless of the Marlins not to honor Bobby. He played a such a significant part in one if not both of their World Series championships.

bravesfanbob

September 4th, 2010
11:15 pm

Jane, go back to Tarzan, an ape-man, and the only man who would have you. It’s amazing that in a poll taken last year, all MLB players were asked to name the best manager in baseball, and they couldn’t vote for their own. So none of the Braves players, (all of which said they definitely would have voted for Bobby), could vote for him. He still got over 76% of the vote. You know, I’ll take their advice on what kind of manager he is than from an ape loving slut like Jane.

ugalaw06

September 4th, 2010
11:18 pm

Jeffrey Loria is a grade A douche. Bobby should take the lack of recognition as a compliment.

RHR

September 4th, 2010
11:20 pm

awesome gifts from the rockies and cubs, i didn’t know about those ones.

TheAntiMe

September 4th, 2010
11:24 pm

What else would you expect from Jeffrey Loria, an owner who according to recently leaked figures show that in the two years reported his team has collected $92 million in revenue sharing which is the largest amount by any team but his Marlins currently have the 6th lowest team payroll, so he is not using this money on improving the roster as was intended by MLB with money shared through the revenue sharing plan.

According to the Miami Herald, “Critics chide the team for lobbying for $487 million in public money for its $642 million stadium as its own financial health was robust.”

This guy has been called out already by MLB this year for misusing the revenue sharing funds the Marlins received and instead of using them to improve the team, pocketing the money into his own bank account. And it is also a fact that he is trying to and most likely will succeed in sticking the South Florida taxpayers with the majority of the bill to build himself a new baseball stadium.

As you can plainly see, the Marlins owner is not exactly someone who cares about doing the right thing.

DawgDad

September 4th, 2010
11:37 pm

The Marlins as a franchise are a disgrace to MLB. Just playing to form.

Joe Stinkingshovel

September 4th, 2010
11:37 pm

Does Florida or Miami have a baseball team? No one knows because they keep selling off all the players.

Mariano Enciso

September 4th, 2010
11:40 pm

South Florida shouldn’t even have a major league team. The area and their lack of support for the Marlins is a disgrace!

GeorgiaYankeesFan

September 4th, 2010
11:42 pm

the Marlins are pretty classless. that owner of there’s fired Joe Girardi after he won NL Manager of the Year just because Girardi had the nerve to tell the owner to shut up after the umpire told him to. the Marlins play in a dump of a stadium in front of people too cheap to hang out in South Beach. if I were Bobby I would get tossed in the first inning tomorrow to he can get back to the hotel.

JASon

September 4th, 2010
11:46 pm

Lets get this straight: the Marlins are not “snubbing” cox. How self important are you that you take offense when an opposing team doesn’t honor your manager. I bet even bobby himself could care less that they didn’t honor him. This is all a media created story.

FresnoCaBravesFan

September 4th, 2010
11:47 pm

If there’s a Bobby Cox tribute at the Marlins stadium, and no one is there to see it, did it really exist? It’s alright you smells @$$ fish, we don’t need your tribute

wxwax

September 4th, 2010
11:49 pm

That sure is petty of Loria.

He’s not a big enough man to overlook criticism by Cox.

I feel sorry for the handful of Marlins fans in the world, for being stuck with such a weak owner.

i wonder if the Marlin players might not find a way, on their own, to show Cox some recognition?

John

September 5th, 2010
12:11 am

Who cares? Is Bobbys ego so big he has to have everyone tell him how great he is. He’s someone who has hit his wife. He doesn’t need a frigging parade at every stadium.

Trey

September 5th, 2010
12:14 am

John, like Bobby is the only one who has hit his wife? That was 15 years ago.

jim

September 5th, 2010
12:17 am

In what way did Bobby lose the various series? what egregious decisions did he make or what brilliant strategy did he fail to employ? Did he get deeked at 2nd on Pendleton’s double or pushed off 1B? Did he get caught using drugs before the playoffs? Did he bobble a dp grounder before the Leyritz AB or throw a slider to Leyritz? He san’t the guy that left a tiring Pedro in to pitch to matsui et al, and he wasn’t the mgr that left Ralph Terry in to pitch to McCovey with 1B open — that call lucked out, so does Houk deserve credit for winning that series? with hindsightt one can nitpick and pick out decisions that went wrong — but they were not terrible decisions at the time.

Not a Bandwagon Fan

September 5th, 2010
12:21 am

I would be pissed too if no one came to my games. But lets face it, Floridians don’t care about baseball. Look at Tampa Bay, no one comes to their games either, but it doesn’t take away that the GM is still a moron.

Former Cox Player

September 5th, 2010
12:26 am

He ’s a great players manager, but a marginal field manager. You just can’t please 25 different personalities and play up to capability, believe me, I know. A decisive manager would’ve made the tough decisions Bobby hasn’t been able to pull the trigger on,and yes, some players would’ve popped off publicly, but at the end of the game , winning is the object, and they spend enough toward achieving it.That said, the man deserves the HOF if for nothing else, lasting in the sometimes insane world of egos among players and management, and dissing him was a classless act.

jim

September 5th, 2010
12:27 am

The 3 hall of fame starters dcan only take you so far in this age. Unfortunately there was no Mariano Rivera there at the end. How many games were lost by Reardon, Wohlers, Rocker, Farnsworth, et al?

House Man

September 5th, 2010
12:33 am

CLASSLESS!!!

jim

September 5th, 2010
12:33 am

Former player,

the tough decision now is to sit Lee and play Freeman against (at least) righthanded starters. Let’s see if he makes it. I expect Freeman to start tomorrow, and hope he gets a couple of hits. Then comes the question, what happens Monday in Pittsburgh?

Fred

September 5th, 2010
12:42 am

LOL DOB, tell me you didn’t pose as Jane to up the post count.

Naw, you didn’t you get a gracious plenty post count.

@Why it’s a Ruger, thank you: Nice catch. Why do I think it was contrived?

@everyone else: Who cares about the Marlins or Jane anyway? GO BRAVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Former Cox Player

September 5th, 2010
12:48 am

wouldn’t get my hopes up about FF starting tomorrow. Hope I’m wrong, but if the past holds true…..

TampaGator

September 5th, 2010
12:49 am

Classless act by an obviously classless owner down in Miami. But Cox should not have said what he said in the papers. That was an inappropriate comment to make.

scottbravesfan

September 5th, 2010
1:18 am

Miami is an absolute S hole. The people could care less about sports and are so superficial. It’s a crap hole. The only redeeming quality that the city has is that Dexter is filmed there.

James

September 5th, 2010
1:21 am

The Marlins GM is unrealitic. How are you suppose to win on a regular basis when the team is dismantled all the time. Bobby Cox doesnt need to be honored by a third rate organization, I’m sure the players have respect for what the man has accomplished.

TheAntiMe

September 5th, 2010
1:30 am

I would be pissed too if no one came to my games. But lets face it, Floridians don’t care about baseball.

Nope, everybody knows that the sport that Floridians really care deeply about is hockey. Incredibly enough, I’m actually not being sarcastic. I like hockey too, by the way.

Brien O'David

September 5th, 2010
1:35 am

Oh wow. You really think when Bobby sat down and thought of all the last road trips he would travel on he shed a tear over that empty cesspool of a place? The same organization that had SCOTT STAPP do its team theme? Any gift they could possibly give would be trashed before he got out of the locker room. The fact they are getting a new stadium is ridiculous. Montreal was more deserving of a pro team than Miami.

Bobby Cox is a great and one of the best

September 5th, 2010
1:38 am

Hate all you want this isn’t about the marlins this is about one of the greatest coaches of all time. So hate all you want but you don’t become a great by being popular. And by popular it’s us braves fans happy he has been are manager and wooped the mets ass for 20 yrs Now!!!!!!! So marlins fans suck on this you poor mofos

Heart of the Game

September 5th, 2010
1:42 am

Baseball, more than any other sport, stresses the importance of respect for your opponent. That is, to my mind, the number one reason why every other team the Braves have played have decided to honor Bobby in his last season. That’s why a Red Sox fan like myself can sincerely say that Jeter is a great player and an even better person. I hate seeing him in pin-stripes and I can’t count the number of times he has ticked me off with a key hit or critical defensive play, but I have absolutely zero animosity towards him as a person. I’m sad that Jeffery Loria can’t share that viewpoint on the game with me.

And for those few who have posted something insinuating that Bobby Cox has an ego…have you seen the Braves play a game in the last 20 years? Obviously not, since it takes less than a full 9 innings to tell that this man is one of the most selfless and graceful men the world of sports in general has ever seen. He deserves HOF status for that alone in my book.

Arthur Vandelay

September 5th, 2010
1:42 am

Stay classy, Marlins…

Brad

September 5th, 2010
1:42 am

WAIT…Bobby Cox, the most overrated manager in any professional sport has something to say about something? Is it that he wishes Martin Prado and Infante were on the bench while some old has-beens’s or never-was’s were in their place instead? Where is my dawg Nate McClouth or Joey Devine and many other scrubs that Cox had total blinders for in expense of good talent sitting around on the bench?

Never before has a manager been given so much talent and done so little with it over time, unless u call winning “National League championships” a great feat. The fact they he is likely going to be replaced by incompetent Freddi Gonzalez who let Handley Ramirez walk all over him like a peon several times does not make me optimistic.

Brad

September 5th, 2010
1:50 am

So funny to hear people degrade(rightfully) the sorry ownership situation that has existed in Florida forever, yet ignore the fact that they have TWO World Series championships with far less talent, continuity, ownership, etc than the one of the GREAT BOBBY COX! Yes, that legendary manager of managers has all of of ONE WS championships despite at times having the best talent in baseball. He didn’t get the most out of the roster he was given and the Braves will be a different and much better club without the old fossil who let the game pass him by many years ago.

Oh wait…players love him. I suppose that would matter if he had done anything of note besides ONE WS.

Loving those Braves

September 5th, 2010
2:13 am

If winning the world series is all that matters, there are a lot of useless baseball games being played and watched. And while there are Yankees, Red Sox and other fans who have seen super baseball over the years, I wouldn’t swap our seasons for anything. Thanks, Bobby, for some great baseball!

Brien O'David

September 5th, 2010
2:26 am

Brad, don’t be an idiot.. It’s arguable that the Braves NEVER had the best talent in baseball, even in 1995, EVEN with the four aces on their staff. If Florida or New York fans wanna boast about having more titles, go ahead and boast. I don’t support the salary cap in baseball.. If Bill Gates wanted to buy the Orioles he could assemble a legendary team, but two years after he left them to fend for themselves its not as if anybody would respect their manager or front office.

Reid Adair

September 5th, 2010
2:27 am

Considering what the Florida Marlins did to Fredi Gonzalez, this is no surprise. Jeffrey Loria has no class.

Reason

September 5th, 2010
2:46 am

Like him or not, Bobby won’t be around next year to pick-on. As for the Marlins, there will always be a bad smell about them, including the owner. Hope the Braves have the common sense to hire Fredi Gonzalez as manager next year.

Leo Mabaloney

September 5th, 2010
3:10 am

The Marlins should give him a teal-colored nose-picker so he can reach that elusive “gold” he has been digging for all these years.

Funkalicious

September 5th, 2010
3:52 am

Brad…. you’re an idiot!
Jane… you’re a slut!

bowilly

September 5th, 2010
4:30 am

Jane….Now I know why Tarzan kicked your butt out of the tree house.

Joseph

September 5th, 2010
4:31 am

I really don’t see what the big problem is – the Braves are, arguably, the Marlins’ biggest rival, since they compete in the same division and compete for fans. The rivalry is not quite as fierce, but do you see Georgia Tech honoring Mark Richt if they play in Atlanta in his final season? Let’s wait and see if the Phils or Mets do any pre-game honors.

You can talk about attendance all you want, but the Marlins are not too far behind the Braves in tv ratings — there are fans down there, they just don’t go to games. It’s actually kind of hard to believe they pull decent tv numbers with so many Florida residents being northern transplants or longtime Braves fans from back before the Marlins even existed. Their stadium sucks, whereas Turner Field is a fun place to go in the summer. How many people at the Ted on a Friday night are hardcore Braves fans? Going to a Braves game has been trendy for years, going to a Marlins game is not.

Unfortunately, I’m not sure how much the new stadium will help attendance, due to its location.

carl

September 5th, 2010
5:14 am

Love ya’, Bobby. But PLEASE NEVER put Kawakami into a game again. Doesn’t matter if the rest of the starters’ arms fall off.

Orlando Brave

September 5th, 2010
6:30 am

Jane, you and the Marlins can watch the playoffs with the Dolphags.

willie g hates liberty media

September 5th, 2010
6:47 am

AND PEOPLE TALK ABOUT ARTHUR BLANK , LORIA YOU CAN SUCK MY<<<<<<<<<<<<<.

willie g hates liberty media

September 5th, 2010
6:48 am

liberty media can suck my >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> too.

Bas Tid

September 5th, 2010
7:05 am

The Marlins owe Bobbi Cocks nothing. Zero. Just let the old codger take another pull from his Jack Daniels bottle and whomp his wife again. Got that? He was exposed as a wife-beating drunk. That is fact. And, no amount of pimps & homers can change it.

con roid

September 5th, 2010
7:13 am

jane is not a woman.
Bas Tid and “Jane” are the same.

Shame

September 5th, 2010
7:18 am

This blog is really sad. I happen to think the move by Marlins ownership is classless, but not near as classless as the horrible things people are saying here.

slygadawg

September 5th, 2010
7:59 am

This blog is really sad. I happen to think the move by Marlins ownership is classless, but not near as classless as the horrible things people are saying here.

I totally agree. It is scary to know that these people actually live and work in the world and come in contact with people on a daily basis. I hope they set better examples for their children, etc.

bigred

September 5th, 2010
8:30 am

What did the blind man say when he walked into the NEW FISH stadium? GOOD MORNING LADIES! You don’t have to have sight to know that place is home to a bunch of PU**IES!!!
This is what baseball has become>People hated George Steinbrenner for a lot of different reasons BUT at least THAT MAN loved the GAME and spent the money to bring in the TOP TALENT to give the people of NEW YORK a team that continued the tradition of winning! That DOUCHE in MIAMI just wanted the revenue sharing to line his pockets! The revenue sharing should be based on attendance and/or winning percentage to encourage fielding a better team. Sadly, once a douche always a douche!

florida falcons

September 5th, 2010
8:45 am

Hey guys, the Marlins don’t owe the Braves anything. It is, what it is! I am not saying this as a native floridian, I am saying this as a kid that grew up watching those miserable Braves teams of the 80’s, then enjoying the glory of the 90’s! The ONLY city that should show tribute is the city of Atlanta, anything else is pure gravy. I still hate Minnesota for the 91 series, but hats off to them for their display of class. And thanks to the other cities that showed respect.

PappyHappy

September 5th, 2010
8:50 am

The consistent EMPTY SEATS in the Miami stadium speak volumes regarding ownership!!

“LEADERSHIP MAKES A DIFFERENCE!”

jo

September 5th, 2010
8:56 am

Just hope we can hang on and get to the playoffs. We don’t have the payroll to keep up with Philly but we have an excellent chance to get the WC. Cox deserves to go out in style!

michy

September 5th, 2010
8:59 am

“Jane you ignorant slut”…. Thanks for a much needed laugh!!!

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