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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

How five players on the awful 1999 Marlins made the team unforgettable

That ’99 team, despite its record, will be tough to ignore. You won’t just see members of the club in Marlins Park, you’ll see them plastered all over your TV. Five players from the team: Ryan Dempster, Cliff Floyd, Mike Lowell, Kevin Millar and Preston Wilson reunited, and work together as broadcasters with MLB Network today.

The 1999 Marlins may have failed on the field, but something memorable was happening in the clubhouse. Every day, a group of some of the loudest, wackiest and most rambunctious players in baseball were thrown together and forced to co-exist. The locker room was boisterous. The stories bordered on unbelievable. The 1999 Marlins were full of some of the biggest personalities in the game….

They also had a ridiculous amount of fun, creating unforgettable memories, some of which they are still hesitant to share today.

They were, in many ways, “the island of misfit ballplayers,” Wilson says.


 

 

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