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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

An Olympic speedskater now plays for Miami

Due to a breakout of COVID-19, the Marlins had to make some roster adjustments to return to play this week. They called up a swath of Minor Leaguers—one of those being infielder Eddy Alvarez. Once he gets into a game, it’ll be his first taste of big league action.

The 30-year-old infielder isn’t unlike many of his Minor League peers—spending time in multiple leagues at multiple levels in multiple cities during the last six seasons. But he does have one thing that’s a little bit different about him: He’s a former Olympic speedskater.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 05, 2020 at 04:10 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Itchy Row Posted: August 05, 2020 at 05:21 PM (#5968042)
The Marlins are becoming Scott Bakula's team in Necessary Roughness. I wonder what position Sinbad plays.
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 05, 2020 at 05:27 PM (#5968043)
High bidder on eBay for a roster spot?
   3. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: August 05, 2020 at 06:26 PM (#5968057)
If it's Jutta Leerdam, I'm into it. If not, whatever, it's their team.
   4. asinwreck Posted: August 05, 2020 at 06:52 PM (#5968071)
Happy for him breaking through after several years in the White Sox farm system.
   5. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 05, 2020 at 09:05 PM (#5968081)
If it's Jutta Leerdam, I'm into it.


Is that who I think it is?

/Googles name

Yup, that's who I thought it was.
   6. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 06, 2020 at 12:28 AM (#5968107)
Wouldn't it be just like the Marlins franchise to win the World Series this year?
   7. depletion Posted: August 06, 2020 at 09:25 AM (#5968127)
Shut up, Ruslan.
They got Leerdam so she could get coffee and some clothes for the guys while on the road.
   8. John DiFool2 Posted: August 06, 2020 at 12:13 PM (#5968155)
Baseball on ice would be pretty fun to watch.
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 06, 2020 at 01:36 PM (#5968168)
Wouldn't it be just like the Marlins franchise to win the World Series this year?
Then they would have to tear down next year, which would mean trading...Jonathan Villar and Miguel Rojas?
   10. Ron J Posted: August 06, 2020 at 04:06 PM (#5968193)
I don't think Rojas can be traded. How would key decisions get made?
   11. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: August 06, 2020 at 06:04 PM (#5968213)
Baseball on ice would be pretty fun to watch.


It's great sport!

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