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Austin Kearns is released from the hospital after reporting an irregular heartbeat and ESPN talks about Jeffery Loria's ownership as the Marlins fall to the Nationals.


Kearns dischaged from hospital, but Stanton still not ready as Marlins remain in limbo | Fish Bytes

The good news: Austin Kearns has been discharged from the hospital. The bad news: The Marlins remain in a state of short-handed limbo because neither Giancarlo Stanton (left shoulder) nor Kearns has been cleared to play.

Stanton will attempt to loosen his aching left shoulder up, take BP before Tuesday's game | Fish Bytes

Marlins All-Star right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, who has missed the team’s last four games with a sore left shoulder, will try to loosen up and take batting practice Tuesday. - PodCenter - ESPN

ESPN: Outside the Lines reports on Jeffery Loria and his last few years of team ownership. Definitely a good listen.

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Strip Club With Stanton: YOU WIN THIS ROUND, PENGUIN...

A fantastic Giancarlo Stanton and penguin GIF. Not that there are bad Giancarlo Stanton and penguin GIFs.

Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins - April 15, 2013 | MIA Recap

On Monday the Marlins fell 10-3 to Jordan Zimmerman and the Nationals. The Miami Marlins are now 2-11 on the season after a particularly painful loss. If you missed it, I envy you.

Former Dodgers ball boy helps honor Jackie | News
Former Dodgers ball boy Norman Berman, who used to play catch with Jackie Robinson, was at Marlins Park on Monday, throwing out a ceremonial first pitch as Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day.

Around the League

Chicago Cubs will win World Series with Wrigley Field renovations, Tom Ricketts says - ESPN Chicago
Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said Monday that the framework for a deal to renovate Wrigley Field, which was agreed to by the City of Chicago, will bring a World Series to a fan base that hasn't seen a championship since 1908.

Is this Baseball's Golden Age? - Baseball Nation
Attendance is up, revenues are up, Bud Selig's going to live forever ... Are these our National Pastime's greatest times?

Does Wil Myers belong in the majors? - Baseball Nation
The Tampa Bay Rays lost today. It's early, but they've lost a lot. They're 4-8, they're already four games out of first place, and they've scored the fewest runs in the American League. All while one of the best hitting prospects in baseball sits in the minors.

Wearing No. 42 with pride, Major League Baseball honors Jackie Robinson | News

Even without the matching No. 42 jerseys worn throughout baseball and without Monday's pregame festivities across the country, Jackie Robinson's historic legacy would have remained apparent around the baseball world. One needs to look only at the on-field diversity to see it clearly.

Pitcher Similarity Scores - Beyond the Box Score

Comparing pitchers' arsenals through speed, break, location, and usage to determine which pitchers are the most similar in the Majors.

At Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins news: Giancarlo Stanton gets shoulder examined, Austin Kearns released from hospital - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins were down two outfielders on Sunday, as Giancarlo Stanton was recovering from a sore right shoulder while Austin Kearns was hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat. Kearns has been released, but Stanton had his shoulder examined.

True test of Jeffrey Loria's "competitive core" is retaining Giancarlo Stanton - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria says that this team has a makings of a competitive core for subsequent seasons. The true test of that statement lies in the ability for the organization retain Giancarlo Stanton.

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria "not here to be involved with losing baseball" - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria once again came out and spoke with media with regards to the Marlins and their chances of winning. Loria "won't stand for losing baseball," but he has not proven winning baseball will ever come to south Florida.

Could Miami Marlins' rough April schedule be the cause of rough start? - Fish Stripes
Although it is something the Marlins cannot control, the team has arguably one of the toughest schedules to begin the year. Eighteen of the first 27 team games are against National League East teams. Six of those games are against the Nationals.

Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Marlins blown out in ugly 10-3 loss - Fish Stripes
The Marlins take an ugly 10-3 loss against the Washington Nationals. Wade LeBlanc gives up seven runs in just under four innings and the offense fails to deliver once again.