June 30, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward Shane Battier (right) smiles at Miami Marlins left fielder Logan Morrison (left) after Battier throw out ceremonial pitch before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
All Marlins fans would probably agree to throw away the June calendar and see July on the docket. Since it's a new month, all the negativity needs to go to the bottom of the beach.
Featured in this week's #FishStripes: Shane Battier picks up a baseball instead of a basketball, and a fan gets a tattoo — but he missed the memo about something important that embodies the Marlins.
Our Tweet of the Week comes from Marlins Minor Leaguer Corey Madden, who claims he made a bold prediction at the beginning of the season:
I've been saying @Giancarlo27_ will win the homerun derby since before the season started. Does anyone wanna take that bet?— Corey A Madden (@maddog4eyes28) July 2, 2012
Madden is currently in Jacksonville (AA) and has a 2-1 record with a 2.61 ERA in 15 appearances for the Suns.
Stanton is the lone Marlin to swim upstream to Kansas City for the All-Star Game. He will be participating next Monday night in the Home Run Derby. Coming next week in FishStripes, we'll revisit some of Stanton's best shots over the wall from this season.
Here is Ozzie Guillen talking about @Giancarlo27_ making the Midsummer Classic roster:
Some of the most diehard fans like to pledge their allegiance to their favorite team in many different ways — one of those is via tattoo.
The only problem is that it's not of the correct logo. Get with the program, buddy.
The Marlins didn't seem to mind the logo mishap as they awarded him with a free personalized T-shirt as part of a league-wide Social Media Day.
Miami Marlins (@Marlins) June 30, 2012
The Heat celebration continued this week when Shane Battier visited Marlins Park:
Here's another Battier pic:
And then, Battier got to throw out the game's first pitch on June 30. Safe to say Battier had a good time.
Growing up I thought I'd be a MLB player. Winning the NBA finals and almost hitting a HR in a week? Don't wake me up.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrFOls…— Shane Battier (@ShaneBattier) July 1, 2012
One last tweet from the Marlins player group, and it's a simple one from Ricky Nolasco:
I love Miami!!....— ricky nolasco (@RNolasco47) June 27, 2012
The Marlins are on the road this week in Milwaukee and St. Louis.