Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez will be on Tony La Russa’s staff at this years All-Star game. Willie Randolph of the Mets needs surgery so Fredi was asked to take his spot. Now that we have our rookie manager in, lets hope Cabrera, Uggla, and Ramirez get their deserving call.
The Fish sent Taylor Tankersley down to the ‘Topes after another bad outing (4 earned runs against the Braves). Lee Gardner was called up to take his spot on the roster. Tank was very effective last year going 2-1 with a 2.85 ERA and seemed like a great setup lefty in the pen. But, he never seemed to get things together after suffering from left shoulder inflammation during spring training.
Since we’ve been able to locate some of the files from the past, we will be posting many of our news posts from the late 1990s. Loyal Marlins fans will enjoy some of the old names and circumstances including our coverage of the 1997 World Series. You can read these posts here.
Meanwhile, check out some of our history on the Internet Archive.
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On November 22, 2001, “The Florida Marlins Ticket” posted what appeared to be its last post. After years of being one of the leading Marlins sites, we retired the site so we can focus on other aspects of our lives. We had many great years together working with the Florida Marlins and the online community to deliver you the latest in Marlins news. Who can forget the reviews from ESPN, The Sporting News, USA Today and more. Or how we overloaded an entire hosting network when Edgar Renteria hit a single in Game 7 of the 1997 World Series. It was tough to move on.
But now, we’re back!
Yes, we have a new name Fish@Bat (http://fishatbat.com), new look, and new features. But in general, we’re still the same. We will continue with our blog-style posting (yes, we “blogged” more than a decade ago) and we will continue to discuss and report on the Marlins. We hope that you can help contribute to this site with any tips or suggestions.
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