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Mujica caught napping in bullpen by television camera

       CHICAGO -- A television camera caught reliever Edward Mujica napping in the Marlins bullpen during the second inning of Saturday's game, and the clip was shown repeatedly on ESPN. (See video HERE) On Sunday, Mujica showed up at Wrigley with a hand-written sign -- "Cameraman, Please Do Not Disturb" -- to hang around his neck, but only if the Marlins are leading.

       "It was not even close to five minutes," the good-natured Mujica said. "I closed my eyes and then I just opened my eyes. They got me right there."

       Mujica said napping during the early innings of games is one of his rituals. He said that when he was with the San Diego Padres, he routinely napped from the first inning through the third in a room adjacent to the bullpen at Petco Park.

       "In Miami I can't do that because there's no place to sleep," he said.

       Mujica said the sun and heat on Saturday made him sleepy and sent him nodding off into dreamland.

       "I was in Venezuela for five minutes," Mujica said.

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Glags

I guess it was Volstad's turn to throw batting practice. Someone should've told him that batting practice is over when the other team is in the field.

rbleigh

Its like Hanley rolled out of bed a couple of weeks ago and said "you know I think I'll start hitting."

Sanford Hall

lol, this guy is funny.

Hanley is Lady Gaga

must be the pose...didnt notice it today..maybe Jack said something about posing/getting out of the Box fast...

Flav C

is it me or...doesnt it sound like a night of batting practice for the Mets tonight?
- Clay Hensley was out of the team for 30 days or more on the DL.
- He is clearly a set-up pitcher/long reliever, whatever you want to call it.
- His last stint as a starter was in 2008 (if i'm not wrong).
- He has a high ERA against the Mets.

Not trying to sound skeptical or pessimistic here, but i can't see one single reason why have him as the starter and not try Hand again. I really hope Hensley goes out there and have an amazing performance, but...not sure about it.

laurelbowie

Hensley's been yapping about wanting to be a starter for two years, so I guess it's time to step up or shut up. With the state of the Marlins' rotation, McKeon's only choices are arsenic and cyanide.

DC Marlin

Flav C... I actually think that Hensley will at least be decent as a starter. The one who throws BP is Volstad.

What a dud that guy is. He is a 6'8 sinker baller who has no sink on his pitches! He is not a major league pitcher.

I would send his ass down to the minors, so he can hang out with our other loser prospects like Villanueva and Sean West.

Flav C

the worse part is that i had a lot of hope on Volstad, guess i'm too patient. But results don't lie and he definitely plays like a dud. Or maybe worse.

Samsons Boyfriend

Think of this as another Bullpen game,except the Marlins are using Hensley and saying they want to convert him to a starter...nice spin..hope Hensley gives them at least 5 good innings,as Beinfest is still scratching his head? about the 5th starter...Guess their not impressed with anyone in Nawlins,not even 33 yr old Chris Sampson at 6-0 with a 2.82era in 11 starts.Guess they have zero in the minors they even trust or have any confidence in at all...Pretty Pathetic..

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