Baseball

I Can’t Wait Until Toronto Blue Jays X-2

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If I'm making a list of things I love and have to constantly defend, "baseball" and "Final Fantasy games" are at the top of the list.

ANGRY FANS

Hoo Boy, The Internet Really, Really Hates Miami Marlins Owner Jeffrey Loria

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If you didn’t see enough of it last night as the news initially broke, you’re going to see plenty of columns, editorials and fiery rants today about how Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is a scumbag because he is willingly killing his second baseball franchise because he’s horrible at what he does.

Emilio Bonifacio

Fire Sale: Miami Marlins Trade Away Premium Talent To Blue Jays

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The newly-minted Miami Marlins made waves <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/12/miami-marlins-sign-jose-reyes-albert-pujols-possibly-next">this time last year</a>, using money that had barely reached their hands to <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/11/is-south-florida-in-for-another-big-three">splurge on baseball's free agent market</a> to the tune of nearly $200 million.

Baseball

The With Leather Photo Tour Of Marlins Park

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This weekend was a busy one for me -- attending Wrestlemania XXVIII, meeting Dave "Masked Man" Shoemaker from Grantland, trying to figure out what the sh*t a "Sun Pass" is -- but one of the biggest highlights was attending Sunday's exhibition game between the New York Yankees and the new look Miami Marlins in brand-spanking-new Marlins Park in Miami.

Baseball

So Hilarious, Sports Illustrated

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Actually, I give Sports Illustrated a lot of credit for going with that terrible pun on their cover, because I assume that it was meant tongue-in-cheek.

Baseball

Drink Up, The Next Round’s On Jose Reyes

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Attention: Flushing-area alcoholics -- stop by your local Modell's Sporting Goods on the way out and pick up a gross of discounted Mets merch, because <a href="http://foleysny.com/">Foley's NY Pub and Restaurant</a> is offering free drinks in exchange for Jose Reyes jerseys.

ALBERT PUJOLS

Dream Team 2 Update: Marlins Offer 10 Years To Legitimate 31-Year old

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It looks like the Miami sports community has learned from its mistakes; after assuming that signing all the best players would win them a championship in basketball, Miami has taken a different route with the Marlins and will be signing all the best players to win them a championship in baseball.

MIAMI MARLINS

Falling Into Place: Jose Reyes Signs With Marlins, Albert Pujols Next?

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With the Dolphins putting together a late season surge and the Heat preparing for another controversy filled campaign, the Miami Marlins continue to plant the seeds of a potential juggernaut.

Baseball

We All Owe The Miami Marlins An Apology

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Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria must be having a pretty good laugh right now, because we had mostly assumed that the rumors of his courtship of this offseason’s biggest free agents were a load of fish poop.

ALBERT PUJOLS

Is South Florida In For Another “Big Three”?

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A few weeks back, before the Cardinals pulled off the greatest two-game winning streak in my lifetime, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/10/on-the-2011-world-series-its-storylines-ken-griffey-jr">I noted</a> one of the provocative storylines centered around the impending free agency gold rush the offseason would present.

ALICIA SACRAMONE

ESPN’s NSFW-ish Body Issue: Naked Gymnastics And Awkward Nude Dunking

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ESPN The Magazine has released a batch of photos from the 2011 installment of their annual "The Body Issue", and while full-on nudity isn't something we can really share with you at With Leather, we can't see a picture of Blake Griffin dunking with his pants down and not share it with you.

Baseball

The Dugout: Meet the UltraMets

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In case you haven't been paying attention to the Mets since last Friday, these are the scores from their last four games, not counting the one in progress as this is being written: 6-25 @Rangers W 14-5 6-26 @Rangers W 8-5 6-28 @Tigers W 14-3 6-29 @Tigers W 16-9 Something crazy is happening to the Mets, and in the world of the Dugout that's a more dangerous topic than "Roger Clemens stabbed somebody in the heart and paid to have it covered up".

ALBERT PUJOLS

TSS 2009 MLB Preview: MVP’s & Patrick M.’s Four-Five

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Let’s be honest -- baseball games themselves can be pretty freaking boring.

JOSE REYES

JERRY MANUEL IS ALL GANGSTA

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New Mets manager Jerry Manuel has a clear message for his players, and that message is "I will fucking cut you.


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