Somebody's lying in Deerfield Beach.
-- I'm afraid I may have jinxed the Marlins with a mention on Monday. Since then they've dropped two in a row to the lowly Nationals. But I'm not alone among South Florida media that may have failed the team. When I hear team broadcasters Tommy Hutton and Rich Waltz complain about the play the team gets in local newspapers, I have to agree. The papers play the Marlins way down on the sports front or, more often in the case of the Sentinel, on page 3B with a tease on the front. Tuesday night, Hutton got riled up about this and talked about how the wins over the Cubs were overshadowed in the newspaper about Dolphins football camp.
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"I'll give you this, you might even be surprised at this, I'll give you a big wins over the Jets maybe, late in the season, may be precedent over Marlins win," Hutton said. "But the first day of camp? Oh geez!"
"I know, I mean, if Allen Iverson was here, he'd say, "You're talking about practice," chimed in Waltz.
I have to agree. I know the Dolphins get ten times the web hits the Marlins do (or something like that) but a thriller against the Cubs is bigger news in South Florida than a report from summer camp.
-- John de Groot opines that Sun-Sentinel "consumer affairs columnist" (whatever that is) Daniel Vasquez has no business writing anything about the housing market.