Don Mattingly out as Marlins Manager

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Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly will leave the organization at the end of the 2022 season. Mattingly became manager of the Marlins after the 2015 season. He leaves as the second longest-tenured manager in the National League after Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers. Mattingly’s contract is up at the end of the season, and […] READ MORE



Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Dies in Car Accident

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The Kansas City Royals and the baseball world lost a young talented pitcher in Yordano Ventura, who died in a car crash Sunday morning in the Dominican Republic. He was only 25 years old. Yordano Ventura Dies in Car Accident According to Colonel Jacobo Mateo Moquete, director of communications for the military and police of […] READ MORE


Most Captivating MLB Players of 2016: Part 4

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As the 2016 calendar year comes to an end, the LWOS MC50 series captures the 50 most captivating athletes from 2016 in each sport. LWOB takes a look at the 50 MLB players who drew headlines this past year, whether it be for on-field accomplishments, off-season drama, or happenings away from the ballpark. Most Captivating […] READ MORE



Miami Marlins 2016 Season Recap

Despite falling short of the postseason, the Miami Marlins (79-82) made substantial gains in the 2016 season. First year manager, Don Mattingly, referred to the season as a "stepping stone," with several of its core players taking significant steps forward, including position players - Christian Yelich, J.T. Realmuto, Marcel Ozuna as well as pitchers Adam Conley and Kyle Barraclough. READ MORE


The Miami Marlins 2016 Season: A Net Positive

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The passing of Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez was one of the most shocking events in baseball history. His presence on and off the field will be virtually impossible to replace, and the season had an extremely negative end. Despite this, Miami’s return to contention was the end result, with a taste of winning also a […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 26: Remembering Jose Fernandez

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Today, the Crowding the Plate Podcast starts with Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen remembering Jose Fernandez and the far too short, but extremely fun, career he gifted us. In his four short years in the bigs, Fernandez showed us what true love for baseball looked like. He may no longer be with us, but here’s […] READ MORE


The Jose Fernandez Legacy

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Jose Fernandez, one of baseball’s brightest stars, is gone too soon. He played with childlike bliss, enjoying every moment of the game he loved. With baseball’s history comes the underlying governance with the “unwritten rules”. Fernandez was one of the few who transcend that fog. Players like Ken Griffey Jr., David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, and […] READ MORE


Jose Fernandez Has Died at Age 24

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In the early hours of Sunday morning, it was announced that Miami Marlins pitching phenom Jose Fernandez has died at age 24 in a tragic boating accident. This is a tragic loss for the baseball community as a whole. No specific details about the incident have been released to the general public as of this writing. The […] READ MORE