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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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Leo Orestes Barberie

I'm walking. These slobs were riding a cart and they were spent after 9 holes. Another PSA announcement--Get your cholesterol checked and remember that disgusting fat around the mid-section is called "Visceral Fat" and is the most dangerous because of its approximation to your vital organs. Women have Fat in the legs, thighs and butt and there are not that many organs in the legs, thighs and butt. Lose that stomach!!! Get your colonoscopy. Visit the dermatologist and realize skin cancer is the new Number 1 threat and new HOT location is in the eyes.

I've come to like you guys and want you around. I even like Clark and Manny.

Leo Orestes Barberie

Clark, Hope you don't mind but everyone should read the article in Sun-Sentinel which somewhat suggests that Gaby's arbitration eligibility will contribute to his not seeing the Clevelander as a Marlin ever again.

spitballer

Here a little something to chew on....Bell is tied for "Blown Saves" w/3 other closers, 5. There's a lot with 4! Not a good year for closers.

Marlins have won 7 of the last 9....the climb back is get'n started.

Leo Orestes Barberie

Dear Spit, You are a good poster. I want you to look at the investment those clubs have in those 5 guys. I want you also to check the saves he protected and the number that were of the 2 and 3 run variety. If you are making an argument for a turnaround going forwaed i certainly hope you are right but i will reserve some doubt.

Stan, sorry I missed it, but have you ever discussed your enmity for Hanley. Does it go beyond the lacksadaisical approach, the brain flatulence,the uniform "adjustments", the decline after the big deal, the hardheadedness, the occasional lack of hustle OR is it something else?

Uncle Remus

Acts like a spoiled Piccaninny

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