May 16, 2008

KC, the last team

The Royals are the final big league team to visit South Florida since interleague play began in 1997. The Marlins have played in Kansas City twice: in 2002 and in 2007. The Marlins entered Friday’s game with the best record among NL teams (105-81) against the AL with a 58-37 record at home.

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The Marlins are still waiting to hear about a makeup date for Thursday’s rainout in Cincinnati. One date that has been mentioned is Sept. 22.

“Whenever we make it up I’m sure it will be during a long stretch without a day off,’’ Gonzalez said. If the game is made up on Sept. 22, it would mean the Marlins would play 13 games in a row to finish the season.

“I hope (at that point in the season) that that game, and every game is important,’’ Gonzalez said.

New Heat coach Erik Spoelstra will be at Dolphin Stadium Saturday to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

May 07, 2008

Brewers Weeks an FSU fan?

Milwaukee second baseman Rickie Weeks was happy to be in Miami this week to see his brother Jemile, who is a big reason the Hurricanes are the No. 1 college team in the nation.

But Rickie says he is an FSU football fan. How can that be?

Milwaukee left fielder Ryan Braun, who was a star at UM, slipped a UM shirt into a bag and put it in Weeks' locker Wednesday.

"Can you believe he likes FSU,'' Braun shouted.

"I just like the football team,'' Weeks said.

"When I was growing up Amp Lee was my favorite player,'' he said. "And then they got Warren Dunn, and he was my favorite.''

Makes sense, just take a look at Weeks' body-build. He is in the same mold as Lee and Dunn.

Jemile has been to the first two Marlins-Brewers games this week, and he showed up in the family room Tuesday wearing a pair of sunglasses, which prompted this from Prince Fielder.

"Hey what is up with your brother wearing shades at night,'' said Fielder, joking with Weeks. "Shades at night? That's Kangaroo (court) stuff.''

May 06, 2008


Fish meet Brewers in first of a three-game series tonight after a day off. So what did Fredi Gonzalez do on his day off?

He jumped on his motorcycle and headed to Lake Okeechobee with plans on circling the lake. He never made it.

"It was so smokey I had to turn back,'' said Gonzalez, who was driving up Highway 27 when the smoke from the nearby fires forced him to head back home.