I bet you won’t see that on ESPN.
Marlins win tonight 10-4 against the Pirates. They are fighting for sole possession of 1st place right now in the NL East over the Mets. And they are doing it with sexy offense.
Also, who would have thought Mark Hendrickson would be 4-1 right now? Well, he is. And the Marlins are off to a pretty good start – the likes of which none of the pundits foresaw.
Still, it won’t be on ESPN. Why? The Marlins are playing the Pirates. That and the Marlins are the Marlins – and no one even knows they still have a team except us here in South Florida.
Hanley Ramirez hit his 6th home run tonight and is pushing himself to be considered one of the best in the game. Dan Uggla has come around and is starting to hit the ball. Josh Willingham is quietly putting together a pretty good resume for a LF in the NL offensively. Jorge Cantu’s bat speed is there and he is hitting over .300. There are a ton of reasons to watch this team – none less than the amazing fact that they Marlins are competing despite their $21M payroll.
And still you won’t see it on ESPN.