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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Mike Stanton
The Miami Marlins' latest homestand ended with their new ballpark still standing, despite Giancarlo Stanton blasting home runs off it.
Prosecutors on Monday said they might call former baseball players Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco, current baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman as witnesses in the Roger Clemens perjury case. The defense said it might call former Clemens teammates Paul O'Neill, Jorge Posada and Mike Stanton and baseball writer Peter Gammons.
His mom calls him Cruz. Teammates call him Bigfoot. Most baseball fans know him as Mike Stanton, precocious slugger for the Miami Marlins, but his first name is actually Giancarlo.
No more little low-budget Marlins. Miami's team hopes to become baseball's Big Fish.
Jeffrey Loria watched the news conference from the second row, beaming like a proud parent as Heath Bell talked about his new love for the Miami Marlins and reuniting with Jose Reyes.
Hours before the Florida Marlins' final game in the stadium they're leaving, the Ozzie era is expected to begin.
The Ozzie era has begun for the Florida Marlins.
Ozzie Guillen tweeted Tuesday that he was in town "ready to go" with the Florida Marlins, and the clubhouse buzz was all about the new manager.
Mariano Rivera tied the major league saves record, earning the 601st of his career and matching Trevor Hoffman while preserving the New York Yankees' 7-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
The Florida Marlins had no interest in another nail-biter.
The perjury trial of pitching great Roger Clemens began Wednesday with word that Hall of Famer Wade Boggs and former All-Star pitcher David Cone could be called to testify in their former teammate's defense.
The federal judge who will preside over Roger Clemens' perjury trial said Tuesday he probably will not permit the pitcher's former teammates on the New York Yankees to give testimony aimed at bolstering the credibility of Clemens' former trainer, now a major prosecution witness.
The federal judge who will preside over Roger Clemens' perjury trial says he probably will not permit the pitcher's former teammates on the New York Yankees to give testimony aimed at bolstering the credibility of Clemens' former trainer, now a major prosecution witness.
Cliff Lee tossed a two-hitter and had two hits and an RBI, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Florida Marlins 3-0 Thursday to complete a four-game sweep and win their seventh in a row.
Jim Riggleman thinks you'd be surprised. Step into the Washington Nationals dugout, the manager said, and the energy level, effort and positive attitudes would leap out.
Stanton said he doesn't care how far his homers travel.
"The man of a million names," Stanton said.