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Guillen doesn't want to hear any complaints from players about the heat in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- The Marlins matched a couple team records for playing in the heat Friday night when the game-time temperature reading inside Busch Stadium read 103 degrees.

According to radio play-by-play man Glenn Geffner, the only other time the Marlins played in temperatures as hot was when they lost to the Diamondbacks 2-0 in Phoenix back on June 14, 1999. 

This is also just the second time the Marlins have played three straight games in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees according to Geffner. That record should go up in flames Saturday along with the prior. Saturday's game is scheduled for a 4:10 p.m. first pitch. The forecast calls for temperatures around 107 degrees.

Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, though, doesn't want to hear any complaints about the heat.

"I’ve got four people working my house, making $5 an hour and still working," Guillen said. "I think we make a little bit more than them, and people pay to watch us play. Just think about that. I love this weather. That’s why we play baseball this time of year, not in November or December.

"Whoever doesn't like this weather, I don’t wanna here any of my players complaining about this weather. That’s negative. That's a losing energy. You have to play with this weather, like or not. That’s the way we have to look at it. A lot of people do worse stuff and make a living and make way less than we do. And they don't complain."

Guillen by the way wiped pre-game batting practice off the team's schedule for this series because he doesn't want them to overextend themselves. 

Reliever Mike Dunn said playing in 100-plus degree temperatures isn't a big deal to him. He grew up playing in Las Vegas.

"It's not like we're coming from someplace where it was 70 degrees and nice," Dunn said. "We just came from Milwaukee where it was hot as hell, too."

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Beinfart

Sounds like the only one complaining about the heat spends the game sitting on his azzzz in the dugout all game, blowing bubble gum, eating sunflower seeds , fiddling with his cap and making stupid moves. Thats Ozzie.

Beinfart

Also sounds like Ozzie is a cheapskate or hiring undocumentaded workers at 5.00 an hour.

I.C.E.

Where does Ozzie live? We'll be over soon.

Leo Orestes Barberie

You guys are right. He bunted a runner into scoring position with Buck coming up. Now would Texas have bunted a man into scoring position with Mario Mendoza coming up? Actually the "Mendoza Line" is well above Buck's average. Now Tommy is waxing eloquently about the fly ball OUT that Buck hit to advance the runner so he would score on throwing error. Now if you are going to rely upon errors to follow failed at bats to generate runs then I guess he has something.

Leo Orestes Barberie

Tommy just said--"Sometimes you wonder what is on Hanley's mind" in response to chasing first pitch breaking ball in dirt with runners on 2nd and 3rd. I would rather attempt to decipher the Dead Sea Scrolls than determine the internal mental thoughts of Hanley.

Nice 2 strike hit by Jay off of Dunn. Don't these guys like lives in suites, great meal allowances and exhorbitant salaries?

Leo Orestes Barberie

It's 10:37 Cishek has just come in,remember that "clutch" effort by Hanley in top of the inning>

Leo Orestes Barberie

Just Walk Him!!

Leo Orestes Barberie

Glad I was wrong. Carlos looks nimble at first. Of course I've watched LoMo in left and first so my perceptions have been altered.

Leo Orestes Barberie

I don't really think he is paying people $5.00 an hour. That would be really silly in light of all the other stuff. I believe the man just gets bored. This coming from someone with 5 consecutive posts.

I trust we will have Cousins in after LoMo's AB.

Leo Orestes Barberie

Matt Dominguez 0 for 3 in debut with Houston. I'm sure that Carlos Lee's Fan Club at Minute Maid is really happy with this deal. Another 0 for 3 for Skipworth but he is at Double A. Yelich with a good night and don't sleep on Mark Canha at Jupiter.

Leo Orestes Barberie

If you just dropped in from Alpha Centurion who would you think the Marlins were paying 9 million to pitch late in games? The sidearming right hander OR ????????????????

Why is LoMo still in left???? Run lead after big homer. Isn't it Cousins and Ruggiano time? NO!! I just remembered Dobbs is in right. Do you want the first baseman in left or right late in the game?

Leo Orestes Barberie

You getting tingles? It's almost time for the bottom of the 9th?

laurelbowie

If LoMo could keep hitting homers, the middle of the Marlins order with Lee, LoMo, Stanton and Ruggiano (not necessarily in that order) could turn out to be kinda scary to opposing pitchers. Too bad they can't hide Hanley somewhere.
I just thought I would post something to keep LOB from getting lonely.

Leo Orestes Barberie

Thanks!!

Leo Orestes Barberie

Feels like those horror movies when you see the teenager walk into basement.

Leo Orestes Barberie

Remember!! a save with a 2 run lead requires you pitch to ERA of 9.00 for that inning.

Leo Orestes Barberie

Will the teenager come back upstairs? She is at least thinking of it/

Leo Orestes Barberie

She just heard who she believes is her boyfriend but it's Freddie.

Leo Orestes Barberie

She's conflicted.

Leo Orestes Barberie

At least 1 run was expected--No Problem!!

Leo Orestes Barberie

Her parents are pulling into driveway.

Leo Orestes Barberie

Parents are walking up the steps-----------

Leo Orestes Barberie

Oh!!!!! The parents just went to the neighbor's house to answer a drink request. The daughter is in there all alone. Her boyfriend is gone, friends are gone, parents are gone---

Leo Orestes Barberie

Boyfriend came back, parents are back, and the wrestling team showed up.

laurelbowie

You should be a screenwriter, LOB. But I gotta know — was that girl naked?

Leo Orestes Barberie

No. She was expecting her parents back and boyfriend and wrestling team had already left.

laurelbowie

Damn! Anyway, it turns out the slasher was Heath, Freddy's sweatier, heavier twin brother. Part 2 tomorrow — late matinee.

Leo Orestes Barberie

Ozzie's Comments!! Ozzie's Comments!! Nobody ask him about the $5.00 an hour. Feed him a softball about Bell's save and a happy night.

Mrs Paul

Cardinals beat themselves by bunting in the 1st, man on second ,no out,dont score, then give the Marlins 2 unearned runs. No Molina. Marlins lucky. Wont last.Lomo on hot streak .but will return to his normal unproductive bat. Stanton will be part time rest of season. Fishsticks will be burnt.

Leo Orestes Barberie

Mrs Paul, You make me look like Pollyanna.

Alex

Typical Marlins game tonight:

1) Stupid throwing error by Reyes costs us an unearned run. His defense continues to suck.

2) Dobbs, who should ONLY be pinch hitting, hits into 2 DPs.

3) Hanley goes 0-4 and is batting .188 in July.

4) Lomo, who should be playing 1st base, came charging in on a ball in LF, but of course did not catch it. He catches everything hit to him, but that's it.

5) Ruggiano got 2 more hits.

6) Lee is showing Hanley what the #3 hitter is supposed to do.

7) Lomo went deep, again. Typical LATELY.

8) Cishek was great.

9) Bell came in and did his best to blow the game, but the defense bailed him out.

All in all, a nice win, but many of the bad things that have happened this year happened again tonight. Still, this was a big win as we are just one game under .500! Go Fish!

Leo Orestes Barberie

Great article in the Sun-Sentinel that goes a great ways in describing what might be going on with Gaby as far as qualifying time for arbitration. I'm thinking that Gaby better get used to Jackson Square and some nice beinets.

I.C.E.

CALL 1-866-DHS-2-ICE to report employers of undocumented workers.

Leo Orestes Barberie

Alex, Do you think Hanley could REALLY be done asa Very Good Major League baseball player. If the answer is yes, what happened. I've never seen anyone go this quickly. McGuire and others of a few years back had an obvious reason but I don't believe Hanley ever used anything. So what has happened. Must be a reason. Too young to have lost muscle tic. It's just strange.

Moishe Pupik Samson

Marlins are just like last year. Bad June. Good July. Bad August. Who Cares Sept.

Leo Orestes Barberie

We are assuming they are undocumented aliens. They could be people who were born here who are being paid well under the minimum wage. I just don't believe this is true. With all the stuff that has gone done this would be like William Jefferson Clinton bragging about a Platinum Plus visit. I'm giving Oz the benefit of the doubt--with this!!

Leo Orestes Barberie

Pupik is a navel??? I seem to remember that from Uncle Neil. Those were the days. We left in 01 and I missed him.

Stan, are you napping??

Cure Ozzies Foot in Mouth Disease

Giving a proven loud mouth idiot the benefit of the doubt? That's generous.

Leo Orestes Barberie

That's why I think it's just him saying something silly.

Leo Orestes Barberie

I was going to try to get this to "Page 2" by myself but I'm tired and must wake up at 7:00 to play golf. You guys and girls(?????) take care and have a good night. C'mon Flags, It's only 10:20 out there.

Leo Orestes Barberie

Was going to try to get to "Page 2" myself but you guys can do it.

Alex

Hanley's problems are mostly mental. He obviously hasn't worked to improve his game since he came up, like others do, Pujols, for example. Then he had bad mentors like Cabrera, and a stupid owner who coddled him and condoned his attitude and laziness. Now, he's a total mess, but because he's still being paid millions of dollars, he has no incentive to go and ask for help. What Tommy Hutton said about him was dead on and I've been saying it for a long time. He swings at first pitches leading off in the 9th inning down by 4 runs. He swings at first pitches after the pitcher just walked the bases loaded. That comes from ARROGANCE, from an attitude that says "I don't CARE what the 'game situation' is! I'm going to do what I want!" Blame the owner and past managers for that.

But he also needs help with MECHANICS. Have you seen his swing? It's a disaster. Just as golfers have "swing doctors" or whatever, there are guys in baseball that if you REALLY WANT HELP, will help you. But that involves HUMILITY, which he lacks. You have to go to a guy and say "help me, my swing is all FUBAR". His swing is way too long, for one thing, and he's lost bat speed, for another. I mean the Hopper K'd him with a 90 mph fastball that he couldn't catch up to. Pathetic. I've seen so many of those long, one handed swings that result in pop ups to right center that I get sick watching them. He needs to shorten the swing, first and foremost. Also these swing gurus have work outs you can do to increase bat speed. These things take a lot of time. You gotta be determined to get your swing back! You have to do these things in the off season, and you WILL have to pay these guys, usually.

I honestly don't think Hanley cares about not producing. Why should he? He's being paid 70 million REGARDLESS. He will be a KING FOR LIFE in the Dominican Republic. Now you and I would say that's terrible. He should WANT TO BE THE BEST. He should have that DRIVE that the great ones have. But that's the problem right there! He doesn't HAVE that drive. He's been coasting on the God given talent he came in to the league with; he hasn't IMPROVED ONE DAMN BIT. That's very rare among athletes who are proud and hyper competitive, but it does happen. He has been content to be "the same" and not work hard on improving his game, but that's the problem. In sports you NEVER stay the same. If you aren't IMPROVING, you are slipping, going backwards. And that's what happened to Hanley.

Dr NO

Basically Hanley is a lazy,arrogant egotistical melonhead...He done.

Leo Orestes Barberie

old you I had to wake up at 6:00. I entertain you guys, short night's sleep, off to play golf,lunch, off to the sports club for the seven miles, Marlins game, dinner and The Lion King. This is whatpeople actually put on Facebook EVERY day now and with pictures of what they are eating and some women I know would show pictures of encounters they were PRESENTLY having with Christian Rinaldo.

If you guys are really right about Hanley being near toast maybe we can still sucker someone before it's too late. Maybe my faavorite whipping boys, the Detroit Tigers, want the most limited range left side of infield in MLB history and they would acquire Hanley because Miggy says he can motivate him. HMMMMMM what do we get for Hanley--I'm betting it's not going to be Verlander like it might have been years ago when visions of periodic batting championships danced in peoples' heads.

Leo Orestes Barberie

Meant to say the Tigers would move Hanley back to SS. Just the Marlins luck and they trade 2 future Hall of Famers to the Tigers and not just Miggy. Watch Cabrera hit when the Marlins are off or you can squeeze him in. BEST hitter in the game. Cano with freakish power to all fields. Dead center shots, screamers 10 rows up in right center bleachers, shots pulled down the LF line, ground ball to SS when they need a go ahead run and NOW a very adequate 3B. He just won't DHand they are in NO position after that resume to force the issue. Miggy and Hanley on the left side and Infante at 2nd. I can't contemplate the return, but it would be huge and if good enough probably better for the Marlins in the long run IF we could really sucker them. But would Samson be in charge of suckering???

Leo Orestes Barberie

I hate riding a cart. Bunch of candy butts. I'm walking anyway. It's going to be from 7:30-12:00 not exactly St Louis or Atlanta at noon.

Stan, we must play that Grove Park Course just to tee off from in front of the veranda. If you don't want to play, ride with me and we will talk baseball.

Stan M

Here's a good one. Hanley's BA is higher than anyone in yesterday's Tampa lineup. Isn't it getting to the point where getting rid of Hanley is addition by subtraction? Why do they leave him in the #2 spot. Shake him up and either bench him or hit him 7th for a while...if they keep him. After following baseball since the late 40s, I can't remember a home town player that I despised more than Hanley.

spitballer

All this Hanley "talk" is a waist of time. He's not going anywhere.

Poof Reader

Waist? No.... Hanley's a Waste

Disaster Warning

Bell is on the clock , appearing in last 6 out of 7 games. Due for next meltdown.

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