Remember when the Marlins were good? That was over a month ago. Since then they have been downright pitiful. Everything that had been going right started going wrong again. After a 21-9 May that saw them climb within a half game of first place in the NL East, the Marlins have gone 9-20 and dropped 9 games back. It all culminated last night with a spectacular comeback from a 9-2 deficit that turned into a 13-12 extra-inning loss. Ozzie Guillen took it well. From the Miami Herald:
“Make sure Miami people don’t [expletive] Bell,” Guillen said angrily to reporters, but loud enough for players, including Bell and starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez, in the hushed clubhouse to hear. “Bell gave up two runs. How about the rest of the [expletives] 10 or 12 runs they scored? That’s why this [expletive] game is not [expletive] fair. It’s Ozzie talking [expletive]? No. It’s Ozzie talking the truth, about how [expletive] we were before that [expletive] inning. Put that [expletive] down!”
Expletives? Check. Third person? check. Sticking up for a player? Check. Throwing other players under the bus? Check. Can we do the lats month over?