Last night against the Cubs, Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his 19th home run (best in the National League), a low line drive that soared just over the right-field fence. It looked different from most of his 136 career bombs in a Marlins uniform, though. Less sexy. It was Stan ... More >>
Ever since our sister paper's report on Major League baseball players obtaining performance enhancing drugs from the Coral Gables-based clinic, Biogenesis, broke, players have been falling by the wayside via suspensions. But now the biggest fish in the barrel has apparently fallen, as ESPN is repor ... More >>
Five-time MLB All-Star catcher Benito Santiago was "disoriented and did not know where he was at" when he was arrested next to Fort Lauderdale High School late last month, according to court documents.The former Marlins catcher, who now lives in Fort Lauderdale, was accused of hot-boxing his Merc ... More >>
Charlie and Hattie, sittin' in a tree...Last year, the Juice brought you a feel-good story about Harriette "Hattie" Gubel celebrating her 95th birthday. The Fort Lauderdale lady is a big baseball fan, as it turns out, an even bigger fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, and an even bigger fan of Phil ... More >>
Flickr: pvsbondCharlie Manuel: Phillies manager; heartbreakerMeet Daniel Bachove. As that Philadelphia Daily News story attests, the 31-year-old Fort Lauderdale resident and Philadelphia native won a lottery for tickets to watch the Phillies play the Yankees in the World Series. And he's bringing ... More >>
Flickr user: lie_inourgravesMarlins manager, Fredi Gonzalez, on the fieldMarlins Manager Fredi Gonzalez's job reportedly went on the chopping block after team owner Jeffrey Loria and upper management voiced their disappointment with the team's failure to play October ball. Ultimately, Loria and ... More >>
Flickr: insectoverlordsYorvit TorrealbaYorbit Torrealba, the Rockies catcher who lives in Hollywood during the offseason, hit the two-run homer yesterday to cement his team's against the defending World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies. But Torrealba had been feeling lucky long before he con ... More >>
Flickr: askmikeeSure, he looks innocent. But he's ruthless when it comes to thread count in his headwear.Who to blame for the sudden crisis that has gripped the baseball hat industry, whose condition is mourned in the New York Times? Could it be the performance enhancing drugs that have cut a wid ... More >>
I walked into Sonny's Famous Steak Hogie shop in Hollywood around 3 p.m. on a Saturday. I was expecting the place to be empty as not many rational people choose cheese steaks as their midafternoon snack. Sonny's was most certainly not empty. About half of the tables were occupied and a half dozen pe ... More >>
Flickr User: hazboyRicky NolascoWhat a wretched weekend in South Florida sports. You've heard about the Heat, but what's happened to the Marlins? One month into the baseball season, this team can't decide whether it belongs at the top of the league or at the bottom. A seven-game win streak in mid-Ap ... More >>
If there's one thing the Florida zoophilia movement needed, it's a celebrity endorsement, and they got it Wednesday when Billy the Marlin came out publicly. In an ad printed Wednesday in the Sun-Sentinel, Billy is seen, well, hell, I can't describe it, and you've probably stopped reading this senten ... More >>
If baseball players like South Florida homeboy ARod can use banned substances to gain supernatural powers, it seems only fair that I should be able to call upon supernatural powers to reincarnate a group of the 20th Century's best: players who managed to post their sensational statistics in an era w ... More >>
The Marlins keep beating each other up, and they like it that way.
Sun-Sentinel/Michael Laughlin I'm glad I wasn't alone. The Marlins game was on my TV last night, but the sound was down low and I was helping my son with a school project. You knew rookie Anibal Sanchez was pitching a great game by the way announcers Tommy Hutton and Rich Waltz and the crowd were r ... More >>
Don't blame McKeon for the Marlins downfall? Who are you kidding?
Did Marlins skipper Jack McKeon ever tell you about the time... ?
Or, 1,200 highway miles, ten days, nine baseball teams, six stadiums, five games, steroids, and a funeral
Ay off the drag queen
At Home with Hanging
Or, how the Sun-Sentinel got two sports columnists for the price of one
No one has lived through more of South Florida's baseball past than Vicente Lopez
If the home opener is any indication, the Florida Marlins will have a hard time hooking South Florida's disillusioned fans