At long last, Giancarlo Stanton cavorts naked in spray of water (w/pics, vid); plus Dolphin calls out Pats, Bosh to India, Canes' football honor, Heat & more | Greg Cote's Random Evidence of a Cluttered Blog
Giancarlo Stanton romps around in the nude in the latest ESPN the Magazine Body issue. This will probably be the only time a Marlin will be featured in a sports magazine in the near future which may be good or bad.
Despite the multitude of struggles throughout the season, Miami and their bullpen made history by battling 24 different Braves hitters without allowing a base runner.
This might be more disturbing than Giancarlo's appearing naked in ESPN the Magazine.
If the stories about Stanton and Nasty Boy Brian Knobbs weren't enough to depress you, check out Dave Cameron's new piece about Miami's salary situation after the Nolasco trade.
Around the League
The Mid-Summer Classic is supposed to show off some of the current greats in the game of baseball. But what happen when those "great" players fall of the face of the earth only a year later? They make this list.
Major League Baseball went into a weird direction with their AL candidates for the All-Star Game Final Vote as they've only selected relief pitchers. While all five candidates are worthy options, Rob Neyer teaches the world about the one man who was overlooked.
Taking a break from his usual analysis of the modern game, Jonah Keri takes a look back to the year 1963 as he takes a look at the legendary duel between Warren Spahn and Juan Marichal.
Example #1,534 of how Rick Reilly is becoming the scum of the sportswriting world.
At Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins are considering trading a number of relievers, but the most likely candidate to be dealt is righty reliever Ryan Webb.
The Miami Marlins completed a recent trade that sent away one of the better pitchers available for trade for pennies on the dollar. Why did the Fish get so little in return? Money, dear boy.
The Miami Marlins stayed with the Atlanta Braves for much of this matchup, but Henderson Alvarez and the bullpen allowed three unanswered runs, taking a 4-3 Marlins lead and turning it into a 6-4 loss.