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josekareh
04-18-2009, 10:13 AM
I heard that this would be the last year the Marlins play at Dolphin Stadium, does anyone knows anything about it??

WISfinfan13
04-18-2009, 10:27 AM
Next year. Its a done deal.

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 11:01 AM
Is it going to be completed next year? As in this would be the last season the Marlins will play in Dolphin Stadium?

209Mason
04-18-2009, 11:07 AM
Everything I've read says it won't be complete until April 2012...

Here's some more info on it:

http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/fla/ballpark/new_ballpark.jsp

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 11:09 AM
Yeah, i didn't think so. Not that i really care, even though the Marlins are completely pathetic i can't say i buy into that "infield dirt" crap that the Dolphins routinely use as an excuse for losing to inferior opponents. It's irrelevant whether they stay or not.

WISfinfan13
04-18-2009, 11:15 AM
Yeah, i didn't think so. Not that i really care, even though the Marlins are completely pathetic i can't say i buy into that "infield dirt" crap that the Dolphins routinely use as an excuse for losing to inferior opponents. It's irrelevant whether they stay or not.

Pathetic? They have the best record in baseball. They have a pretty strong line up. And probally one of the best young pitching staffs in the MLB. I know its early but look out for the Marlins.

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 11:17 AM
Pathetic? They have the best record in baseball. They have a pretty strong line up. And probally one of the best young pitching staffs in the MLB. I know its early but look out for the Marlins.

and they draw 328 fans a game, nobody cares about them because in two years that strong lineup is going to be scattered across the MLB in trades for brilliant young prospects for the Marlins to ride to a decent record every once in a while. Hence the pathetic-ness kicking in. Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

houtz
04-18-2009, 11:18 AM
I've heard 2012 too.

Anyone who has the nerve to call the Marlins "pathetic" doesn't know a thing about baseball. They're the best team in the Majors and they have one if not the best farm system. The only thing pathetic is they have no fan base down there in Miami. Hopefully that changes when they get a new stadium.

houtz
04-18-2009, 11:19 AM
and they draw 328 fans a game, nobody cares about them. Hence the pathetic-ness kicking in.

And look at the defending champs. They fill their stadium but they haven't been playing very good. I'd rather win games then fill the stadium.

Vaark
04-18-2009, 11:19 AM
Could still be a long way off..the deal's not put to bed yet, let alone any construction being started. While there were some last minute affirmative action contractor concessions that did swing the county commissioners' votes to yea, it's my understanding that the vote was to profer a bunch of bonds to cover a large part, but not all, of the estimated construction costs. The city of Miami and the Marlins club also need to kick in and there's room left for doubt that the financial bond market will accept the bond sources and be willing to work with the county to issue the bonds. This is not a slam dunk especially since the hospitality industry revenues are affected by the ongoing recession. If the funding doesn't happen by July 1st, the deal can be called off, as I understand it from this blog:
http://capefish.blogspot.com/ (http://capefish.blogspot.com/)



http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/07/6j28i9-1.jpg

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 11:20 AM
I've heard 2012 too.

Anyone who has the nerve to call the Marlins "pathetic" doesn't know a thing about baseball. They're the best team in the Majors and they have one if not the best farm system. The only thing pathetic is they have no fan base down there in Miami. Hopefully that changes when they get a new stadium.

It won't, everybody knows South Florida is the worst market for sports. The Dolphins have one of the richest traditions in all of Football and can't even fill the stadium until they make the playoffs.

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 11:21 AM
And look at the defending champs. They fill their stadium but they haven't been playing very good. I'd rather win games then fill the stadium.

The season is 162 games long, i'd be very surprised if the Marlins were still 5 games ahead of everybody on September 30th.

Vaark
04-18-2009, 11:24 AM
and they draw 328 fans a game, nobody cares about them because in two years that strong lineup is going to be scattered across the MLB in trades for brilliant young prospects for the Marlins to ride to a decent record every once in a while. Hence the pathetic-ness kicking in. Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

How many teams have won more world series than the Marlins since '97? And if your team isn't one of them which has, you've got no business calling them "pathetic" IMO. And they would have won more had it not been for that Fins icon WH and his fire sale.

Try watching a BB in 90/90 heat humidity that doesn't let up day or night. The new domed stadium will be considerably more fan-friendly, although IMO putting it on the site of the Orange Bowl takes a lot of Palm Beach and northern Broward fans out of play.

houtz
04-18-2009, 11:26 AM
The season is 162 games long, i'd be very surprised if the Marlins were still 5 games ahead of everybody on September 30th.

I'll bump this up on September 30th when the Phillies are last in the division.

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 11:28 AM
How many teams have won more world series than the Marlins since '97? And if your team isn't one of them which has, you've got no business calling them "pathetic" IMO. And they would have won more had it not been for that Fins icon WH and his fire sale.

Try watching a BB in 90/90 heat humidity that doesn't let up day or night. The new domed stadium will be considerably more fan-friendly, although IMO putting it on the site of the Orange Bowl takes a lot of Palm Beach and northern Broward fans out of play.

Well i understand that Dolphin Stadium is generally regarded as the worst baseball stadium in America. With horrendous sightlines, and yes the blazing heat. But i don't think just adding some air conditioning and a sun roof is suddenly going to turn the Marlins into some crown jewel of entertainment. Not unless they sell the team to an owner who actually cares about consistently putting a winning product on the field and not running the team like some kind of stock market account. By low, sell high.

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 11:29 AM
I'll bump this up on September 30th when the Phillies are last in the division.

Yes those Washington Nationals look like a solid pick for fourth place. :lol:

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 11:53 AM
Yes those Washington Nationals look like a solid pick for fourth place. :lol:

LOL i think this guy is pretty jealous of the fish. i mean being a Filthadelphia fan and all must be tough. the marlins have two cy young caliber starters, and probably THE best 5 tool player in the bigs in hanley (who is locked up now mind you). the marlins win without the big payroll because they can scout and develop talent like no other. talk to me when filthy can put a few winning seasons together and be more than a joke of the east. Yawwwwn. tune in today at 1pm for another sweep of an NL east team.

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 11:56 AM
Yes those Washington Nationals look like a solid pick for fourth place. :lol:

oh yeah, i forgot, the marlins are actually a profitable team too. dang, that must sting the face off of the fans in the city of brotherly love. i mean c'mon wth does that mean?

PhinSoldia
04-18-2009, 11:58 AM
The season is 162 games long, i'd be very surprised if the Marlins were still 5 games ahead of everybody on September 30th.

Wow Not Only Are You A hater--your incredibly Misguided one at that

PhinSoldia
04-18-2009, 11:59 AM
How Is Cole Hamels Working out?

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:00 PM
1. Those Cy Young starters and Hanley Ramirez will look great in other uniforms in 5 years.

2. Profitable? The Marlins payroll is like 23 dollars and 18 cents, so yeah they're going to be profitable. Why does that even matter?

PhinSoldia
04-18-2009, 12:01 PM
LOL i think this guy is pretty jealous of the fish. i mean being a Filthadelphia fan and all must be tough. the marlins have two cy young caliber starters, and probably THE best 5 tool player in the bigs in hanley (who is locked up now mind you). the marlins win without the big payroll because they can scout and develop talent like no other. talk to me when filthy can put a few winning seasons together and be more than a joke of the east. Yawwwwn. tune in today at 1pm for another sweep of an NL east team.


that made me feel all warm inside

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:03 PM
You do all realize that it's April? Right?

April, the month that has legendary players like Chris Shelton on pace to win MVP.

April, the month where teams like the Washington Nationals and Kansas City Royals become World Series favorites.

April, the month where the defending World Champion Phillies almost always start under 500. and the power house teams in the AL such as The Red Sox and Yankees follow suit.

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 12:06 PM
You do all realize that it's April? Right?

April, the month that has legendary players like Chris Shelton on pace to win MVP.

April, the month where teams like the Washington Nationals and Kansas City Royals become World Series favorites.

April, the month where the defending World Champion Phillies almost always start under 500. and the power house teams in the AL such as The Red Sox and Yankees follow suit.

LOL and teams like the devil rays of last year took the division from the two most disgusting franchises in the league. yeh, april is fun when you only have 1 loss. oh, wait, i forgot we do have a healthy team. where is that pretty boy hamels at? oh yeah, another tiny build lefty with arm problems. how many of those have we seen this decade? can you say TOMMY JOHNNNNNNNN!

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:07 PM
And don't get me wrong, i love Hanley Ramirez, i think he's one of the best players in Baseball. That's why i can't wait until he's back with Boston, or in New York replacing Derek Jeter and out of the Phillies hair for good.

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 12:10 PM
oh yeah where did hanley come from? oh that trade for mr. blisters beckett and old man lowell. i wonder what amazing a++++ prospect the ****sox and spankies will give up for him?

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:10 PM
LOL and teams like the devil rays of last year took the division from the two most disgusting franchises in the league. yeh, april is fun when you only have 1 loss. oh, wait, i forgot we do have a healthy team. where is that pretty boy hamels at? oh yeah, another tiny build lefty with arm problems. how many of those have we seen this decade? can you say TOMMY JOHNNNNNNNN!

How about Dontrelle Willis starting 5-1 for the Marlins a few years ago, how'd that work out? Cole Hamels didn't win a lot of his early starts last year either, but he won the ones that counted.

I can understand Marlins fans not realizing the insignificance of April and the importance of September and October, considering you guys have only had two meaningful seasons in the last 15 years. Seasons where the Fish were actually still in contention during those months.

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 12:13 PM
How about Dontrelle Willis starting 5-1 for the Marlins a few years ago, how'd that work out? Cole Hamels didn't win a lot of his early starts last year either, but he won the ones that counted.

I can understand Marlins fans not realizing the insignificance of April and the importance of September and October, considering you guys have only had two meaningful seasons in the last 15 years. Seasons where the Fish were actually still in contention during those months.

two world series every 15 years?

that means we've won the world series 13 percent of our entire existence? doesn't filthy have like 2 in 70 years or something? from a fin fan perspective, i'd be ecstatic if we won 2 superbowls every 15 years. even if we were 1-15 all the other years.

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:16 PM
two world series every 15 years?

that means we've won the world series 13 percent of our entire existence? doesn't filthy have like 2 in 70 years or something? from a fin fan perspective, i'd be ecstatic if we won 2 superbowls every 15 years. even if we were 1-15 all the other years.

The Marlins have had like 5 seasons above 500. in those years. Never finished higher than second place, in the two World Series years and third place in the three other seasons. You can stop pretending they're the holy grail of Baseball Champions now.

PhinSoldia
04-18-2009, 12:17 PM
two world series every 15 years?

that means we've won the world series 13 percent of our entire existence? doesn't filthy have like 2 in 70 years or something? from a fin fan perspective, i'd be ecstatic if we won 2 superbowls every 15 years. even if we were 1-15 all the other years.


i officially nominate this post for post of the month

my name is Phinsoldia and I Support This Message

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 12:20 PM
The Marlins have had like 5 seasons above 500. in those years. Never finished higher than second place, in the two World Series years and third place in the three other seasons. You can stop pretending they're the holy grail of Baseball Champions now.

"like 5 seasons above .500" for a philthy fan, you should be more exact on your assumptions. "like" is for sorority skanks explaining their idiocy to the meathead next to them.

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:22 PM
"like 5 seasons above .500" for a philthy fan, you should be more exact on your assumptions. "like" is for sorority skanks explaining their idiocy to the meathead next to them.

Forgive me not concerning myself with the history of the Florida Marlins, i can only estimate that they have 5 seasons over 500. since 1993. I think that's about right. But their fans play off those World Titles like they're the Yankees of the south.

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 12:23 PM
full velocity and back as one of the games most dominating pitchers.

i can't really call a twig arm lefty dominant. really, when giants like josh johnson and volstad come to the mound, that's why the word dominant would be a better adjective.

PhinSoldia
04-18-2009, 12:24 PM
You're delusional. Cole Hamels is one of the best pitchers in baseball. His durability is a question, but when he's healthy he's one of the best. He's better than any of the Marlins pitchers with ease. Once he's worked his arm into shape for the season, similar to Sabathia and Webb and several of the other aces he'll be back at full velocity and back as one of the games most dominating pitchers.


i didnt know that there wasnt spring training this year-

when the man has nothing on his fastball then his nifty change up is USELESS...and he is stuck trying to throw the breaking ball 2 and 3 times in an at bat-im thinking the next Barry Zito

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:24 PM
i can't really call a twig arm lefty dominant. really, when giants like josh johnson and volstad come to the mound, that's why the word dominant would be a better adjective.

see 2008 playoffs

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 12:24 PM
Forgive me not concerning myself with the history of the Florida Marlins, i can only estimate that they have 5 seasons over 500. since 1993. I think that's about right. But their fans play off those World Titles like they're the Yankees of the south.

how many world series to the spankies have in that time period? oh i dono something like none.

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:26 PM
i didnt know that there wasnt spring training this year-

when the man has nothing on his fastball then his nifty change up is USELESS...and he is stuck trying to throw the breaking ball 2 and 3 times in an at bat-im thinking the next Barry Zito

His fastball isn't even at 93mph like it normally is yet, he threw 90 once in his first start and last night he hit that mark consistently, but he's still not ready yet. The guy hardly pitched since October though, everybody knows starting pitchers throw their arms into shape, strengthening it, and getting their velocity back in the process. Do you even watch baseball?

houtz
04-18-2009, 12:27 PM
For the record I'm a Pirates fan. Don't get to see many games around here but the Phillies are always on. You could say between them and the Marlins they're my second favorite teams.

I really forgot about the Nats being in that division. Lucky for the Phillies, Marlins, Braves and Mets they wont ever be "last" in the division.

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 12:27 PM
see 2008 playoffs

i know see playoffs 2003 josh beckett, mr. blisters was even more dominant. then he was traded for the best player in the bigs. yawwwn. i love debunking delusional baseball fans from the northeast. its almost as fun as messin with the jets, jills and cheatriot fans. why are you a fin fan pal, why don't you tell us all about how that jason peters trade is gunna make donovan the next superbowl MVPpppp!

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:27 PM
Making fun of the great Harry Kalas should get you banned. That's ****ed up.

You know what i'm watching right now?

THOUSANDS of Phillies fans waiting in line to pay their respects to Harry Kalas by touching his casket, which is currently resting at home plate inside of Citizens Bank Park.

JC
04-18-2009, 12:28 PM
The season is 162 games long, i'd be very surprised if the Marlins were still 5 games ahead of everybody on September 30th.

have you seen their starting rotation?

PhinSoldia
04-18-2009, 12:28 PM
Forgive me not concerning myself with the history of the Florida Marlins, i can only estimate that they have 5 seasons over 500. since 1993. I think that's about right. But their fans play off those World Titles like they're the Yankees of the south.

-i hope your not a flyers or sixers fan or you are REALLY hurting then comments like that start comming up

houtz
04-18-2009, 12:28 PM
i didnt know that there wasnt spring training this year-

when the man has nothing on his fastball then his nifty change up is USELESS...and he is stuck trying to throw the breaking ball 2 and 3 times in an at bat-im thinking the next Barry Zito

Dumbest statement ever.

Cole Hamels is a top 5 pitcher in the Majors. He's coming off an injury that had him sidelined throughout Spring Training. Barry Zito would never win MVP of the World Series. NEVER

houtz
04-18-2009, 12:29 PM
You know what i'm watching right now?

THOUSANDS of Phillies fans waiting in line to pay their respects to Harry Kalas by touching his casket, which is currently resting at home plate inside of Citizens Bank Park.

Ditto.

houtz
04-18-2009, 12:30 PM
cry me a river, justin. :boohoo::boohoo::boohoo::boohoo::boohoo::boohoo::boohoo::boohoo::boohoo::boohoo:

Who's Justin?

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:31 PM
I don't even know how to respond to the lunacy of people who think that Cole Hamels is Barry Zito or Josh Beckett.

I mean i guess i could see the Beckett comparison, at least he has proved himself as a big game pitcher. But Barry Zito?

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 12:33 PM
Ditto.

i wonder how home plate rests inside a stadium. hmmm i guess filthy fans don't even understand where the 4 bases are located in their own home stadium. LOL. seriously, kalas is no harry carey. i've been a baseball fan my ENTIRE life and i never even knew the mans name. that pretty much tells me his legacy rests within the boarders of penn. pretty much making the man a forgotten soul next spring.

houtz
04-18-2009, 12:34 PM
i wonder how home plate rests inside a stadium. hmmm i guess filthy fans don't even understand where the 4 bases are located in their own home stadium. LOL. seriously, kalas is no harry carey. i've been a baseball fan my ENTIRE life and i never even knew the mans name. that pretty much tells me his legacy rests within the boarders of penn. pretty much making the man a forgotten soul next spring.

That says more about you then Harry. Everyone who is a fan of Baseball knows who Harry Kalas is. You however are a nobody. I mean really, who can't even get positive rep on a messageboard?

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:35 PM
i wonder how home plate rests inside a stadium. hmmm i guess filthy fans don't even understand where the 4 bases are located in their own home stadium. LOL. seriously, kalas is no harry carey. i've been a baseball fan my ENTIRE life and i never even knew the mans name. that pretty much tells me his legacy rests within the boarders of penn. pretty much making the man a forgotten soul next spring.

You really need to stop posting.

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 12:35 PM
I don't even know how to respond to the lunacy of people who think that Cole Hamels is Barry Zito or Josh Beckett.

I mean i guess i could see the Beckett comparison, at least he has proved himself as a big game pitcher. But Barry Zito?

uhhh zito got a big payday and ran. don't you understand what big money does to people? oh yeah you're from philthy you wouldn't know what money does to a man except those heroin dealers sellin nik and dime bags to your retards.

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 12:36 PM
That says more about you then Harry. Everyone who is a fan of Baseball knows who Harry Kalas is. You however are a nobody. I mean really, who can't even get positive rep on a messageboard?

who the hell would want a positive rep. your blood is boiling because i'm debunking your beloved freakin' announcer. that makes me all giddy inside. what other controversial subject shall i take the opposite side in next?

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:38 PM
uhhh zito got a big payday and ran. don't you understand what big money does to people? oh yeah you're from philthy you wouldn't know what money does to a man except those heroin dealers sellin nik and dime bags to your retards.

1. If you live in Florida, you really can't be making comments about drug problems in other places lol.

2. Barry Zito got a big pay day after pitching for a small market team, in a pressure free environment, and never on as big a stage as the World Series. Cole Hamels only got a very marginal contract, his NEXT one will be his big one. I mean come on, your arguments are bush league.

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:41 PM
honestly dude, i've watched baseball my entire life and have been a die hard fin and mariners fan since i could walk. announcers are just that, announcers! they don't play, they speak and the most famous of them all, JOHN MaDDEn is gone and we are all much happier. they'll find a new guy to take over and kalas will be a distant memory for even you filthy fans in a couple years. he's no harry carey brahhh.

Harry Kalas was a Hall of Fame announcer, his voice is not only recognized with Baseball but with his voice over work for NFL Films which he's also been doing for thirty years. You are absolutely clueless.

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 12:49 PM
Harry Kalas was a Hall of Fame announcer, his voice is not only recognized with Baseball but with his voice over work for NFL Films which he's also been doing for thirty years. You are absolutely clueless.

gracias seniorrrrr, we'll be best friends come augusto. i didn't know he was the nfl films dude, goes to show you how much i care about narration.

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 12:52 PM
Harry Kalas was a Hall of Fame announcer, his voice is not only recognized with Baseball but with his voice over work for NFL Films which he's also been doing for thirty years. You are absolutely clueless.

oh and btw, thanks for entertaining me till the fish come on. i had a blasty blast being clueless, classless, and just plain rude. :thanks::thanks::thanks::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2:

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:53 PM
gracias seniorrrrr, we'll be best friends come augusto. i didn't know he was the nfl films dude, goes to show you how much i care about narration.

He worked for CBS Westwood 1 Radio. Odds are you'd hear him calling a game if you put your radio on Sunday's. That's football not baseball. He also called College Basketball AND College Football. But his true passion was Baseball, and he's known for working for the Phillies. He's beloved by Philadelphians, but any real sports fan knew who he was. Harry Caray was a complete joke, he's not nearly as good as Kalas or Jack Buck or even Vin Scully. He was a great character who people in Chicago grew to love, but the other guys i mentioned are the true titans of broadcasting.

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 12:55 PM
oh and btw, thanks for entertaining me till the fish come on. i had a blasty blast being clueless, classless, and just plain rude. :thanks::thanks::thanks::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2:
Well at least you've found your calling, i can tell you're going to be clueless for years to come.

Dolphins7273
04-18-2009, 12:56 PM
The stadium opens in 2012.

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 12:57 PM
He worked for CBS Westwood 1 Radio. Odds are you'd hear him calling a game if you put your radio on Sunday's. That's football not baseball. He also called College Basketball AND College Football. But his true passion was Baseball, and he's known for working for the Phillies. He's beloved by Philadelphians, but any real sports fan knew who he was. Harry Caray was a complete joke, he's not nearly as good as Kalas or Jack Buck or even Vin Scully. He was a great character who people in Chicago grew to love, but the other guys i mentioned are the true titans of broadcasting.


with no affiliation to chi town, why would i even know the guys name? prolly because he sang take me out to the ballgame? i dono, and guess what, i don't care! he's an ANNOUNCER! fall in love with ryan howard or something dude. christ all mighty meeee!

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 01:05 PM
with no affiliation to chi town, why would i even know the guys name? prolly because he sang take me out to the ballgame? i dono, and guess what, i don't care! he's an ANNOUNCER! fall in love with ryan howard or something dude. christ all mighty meeee!

Well that's because you didn't grow up listening to Harry Kalas. That's because you didn't spend summers on the porch drinking beers and talking baseball, with Harry Kalas doing Phillies play by play in the background. That's because you never played Baseball or Softball emulating Harry Kalas's voice every time you came to the plate or hit a ball over the fence. It's a very personal relationship for Philadelphia fans, he was the soundtrack to our summers. I don't expect any out of towners to understand how much we loved that man, but i do expect them to show a little respect and a little class.

popularwar
04-18-2009, 01:18 PM
I get that you're a Phillies fan or whatever but how can you hate on the Marlins? The team is run by geniuses. They consistently get above-average (at worst) teams for the lowest payroll in baseball, have won two championships in 15 years (more than Philly has), have the best record in baseball are showing commitment to the fanbase by both acquiring the stadium and signing Hanley long term.
You can say whatever you want about Hanley playing for someone else in 7 years (which he might) but if we have a third world series by then very few people will care about losing a 32 year old shortstop.

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 01:19 PM
Well that's because you didn't grow up listening to Harry Kalas. That's because you didn't spend summers on the porch drinking beers and talking baseball, with Harry Kalas doing Phillies play by play in the background. That's because you never played Baseball or Softball emulating Harry Kalas's voice every time you came to the plate or hit a ball over the fence. It's a very personal relationship for Philadelphia fans, he was the soundtrack to our summers. I don't expect any out of towners to understand how much we loved that man, but i do expect them to show a little respect and a little class.

i show no love to the enemy. that would be like me being empathetic to the pats or jills broadcaster. c'mon dude, think about the perspective you're coming in here ranting about. you come on a miami message board talking smack about our team. think twice before you try to garner attention for your philthadelphia broadcaster by whining about the dirt infield on our home stadium. nobody in florida cares about harry kalas unless they have some philthy alliance. that would put you at a VERY large minority on this message board pal.

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 01:20 PM
I get that you're a Phillies fan or whatever but how can you hate on the Marlins? The team is run by geniuses. They consistently get above-average (at worst) teams for the lowest payroll in baseball, have won two championships in 15 years (more than Philly has), have the best record in baseball are showing commitment to the fanbase by both acquiring the stadium and signing Hanley long term.
You can say whatever you want about Hanley playing for someone else in 7 years (which he might) but if we have a third world series by then very few people will care about losing a 32 year old shortstop.

Good scouting and drafting is definitely apparent in their organization, but any franchise that refuses to reward their fans and capitalize on success they HAVE achieved by consistently putting a winning product out on the field can hardly be labeled "genius".

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 01:21 PM
i show no love to the enemy. that would be like me being empathetic to the pats or jills broadcaster. c'mon dude, think about the perspective you're coming in here ranting about. you come on a miami message board talking smack about our team. think twice before you try to garner attention for your philthadelphia broadcaster by whining about the dirt infield on our home stadium. nobody in florida cares about harry kalas unless they have some philthy alliance. that would put you at a VERY large minority on this message board pal.

The LA Dodgers have caused some of the worst memories in my life as a Baseball fan but on the day Vin Scully dies i wont be mocking him or mocking Dodger fans that are grieving.

capecoralfinfan
04-18-2009, 01:22 PM
I get that you're a Phillies fan or whatever but how can you hate on the Marlins? The team is run by geniuses. They consistently get above-average (at worst) teams for the lowest payroll in baseball, have won two championships in 15 years (more than Philly has), have the best record in baseball are showing commitment to the fanbase by both acquiring the stadium and signing Hanley long term.
You can say whatever you want about Hanley playing for someone else in 7 years (which he might) but if we have a third world series by then very few people will care about losing a 32 year old shortstop.
:thanks: someone that lives in the state of their beloved football/baseball/basketball franchises.

dolfan305
04-18-2009, 03:43 PM
marlins have a bad attendence but still are the best team in the league. we are going to win another championship this year. watch. there are too many haters on this site. stick to football if you guys don't know baseball.

Vaark
04-18-2009, 05:54 PM
Harry Kalas was a fine announcer and will be missed. But as someone who lived in LA for a lot of years, I know that within the pantheon of announcers, outside of Philly, Harry wasn't in the same zipcode, let alone building as Vin Scully or Chick Hearn.

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2009, 11:27 PM
Harry Kalas was a fine announcer and will be missed. But as someone who lived in LA for a lot of years, I know that within the pantheon of announcers, outside of Philly, Harry wasn't in the same zipcode, let alone building as Vin Scully or Chick Hearn.

I strongly disagree. I think he'd definitely in the bottom half of the top 10. Behind only guys like Mel Allen, Vin Scully, Red Barber, Chick Hearn. I'd put Jack Buck and Johnny Most in there too, with Curt Gowdy and Keith Jackson.