I’d like to briefly recap the first half of the Marlins season and get you caught up since I know most of you have been too obsessed with the Heat’s championship run to pay any attention:
Now, thankfully, it’s a new month. (We’re telling Marlins players it’s May again.)
The problem has been too many guys not hitting. For example, Logan Morrison, Gaby Sanchez and John Buck are struggling to hit their weight and have taken drastic steps toward a remedy. Each has gone on a crash diet and now looks like a Calder jockey standing in the batter’s box.
Shortstop Jose Reyes recently said, “We look like we’re dead,” which, given recent results, seemed overly optimistic.
Guillen, the manager, even shaved his mustache as the slump deepened, saying it was so no one would recognize him. He was kidding. Maybe.
Now, with the Heat done and football a ways off, the Marlins have the local stage and spotlight to themselves. People will be paying attention.
They’ll let us know soon enough whether that’s a good thing.Chad Ochocinco Evelyn Lozada Ev & and Ocho