I wanted to be grouchy about MLB scheduling three games yesterday, because I’m one of those extremely cool guys who believes Opening Day should be on a Monday and every team should play. And yet, it was hard to be in a bad mood while watching 24-year-old Marcus Stroman dice up the Rays.
You can't actually hear anyone from the crowd yell a version of "I got it!" but if you watch Morrison, that's the only explanation why he didn't make a play on this ball.
With the Marlins well on their way to being blown out (Ozzie Guillen called it "the worst game we've played all year"), at least Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison found something to laugh about. Morrison, playing first, nearly got taken out when he attempted to cutoff Stanton's throw from right.
The Florida Marlins claimed a paid attendance of 21,733 for tonight's 4-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves. They also spelled left fielder Logan Morrison's last name as "Morrsion" on the big board at the stadium.
There is a lesson in here somewhere, if you look hard enough.
Marlins outfielder/tweeter Logan Morrison was demoted to AAA New Orleans on Saturday night. It was a weird demotion, because Morrison ranks second in OPS on the team (ahead of first baseman Gaby Sanchez, and any outfielders who might replace him) and because the Marlins are 56-64, burnt toast.
And it was a thing of beauty to watch, for fans who view coaches as interesting or influential as any athlete. Even if they're 80 years old and are baseball's Winston Wolf, just waiting for the call to clean up someone else's mess.
The Marlins took part in baseball's long-held tradition of dressing rookies as women recently, and no one was more up to the task than Logan Morrison who dressed as Angie Everhart—who research shows was never on Baywatch. What an idiot. [Last Angry Fan]