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Giancarlo Stanton to miss at least “a few weeks”

Apr 30, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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We have an update on Giancarlo Stanton‘s condition: An MRI shows a Grade 2 hamstring strain. He’s ben placed on the 15-day disabled list. He tells Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald that he’ll be out a few weeks in a “best-case” scenario.

There’s absolutely zero reason for the Marlins to rush his recovery given that they pretty much stopped playing for anything other than Stanton’s service time during the first week of April.

Stanton, hot of late, is hitting .227/.341/.387 with three homers on the year. The rest of the Marlins lineup combined would be sell their soul for that sort of line among them while he’s gone. Meanwhile, Miami baseball fans try to think of any reason whatsoever to watch the Marlins for the next few weeks.

  1. flamethrower101 - Apr 30, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    With attendance as bad as it was WITH Stanton this deep into the season, I’ll be shocked if I see ANYBODY in the stands with him out for May.

    The Marlins are doomed. Sucks for Marlins fans. You know, all 36 of them.

    • jimmymarlinsfan - Apr 30, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      Attendance jokes. Wow. You are the first person ever

      • flamethrower101 - Apr 30, 2013 at 5:03 PM

        The only thing sadder than your response is the fact that mine wasn’t entirely a joke and you know it.

      • Old Gator - May 1, 2013 at 12:19 AM

        Whatever the response, we know full well that there will be many more first persons with Macondo Banana Massacre Field attendance jokes this season – just as we know that there will be many more “Jimmy says we’re gonna eat crow” jokes this season.

        Here’s one: how many Feesh fans does it take to screw in a lightbulb? (I’m going to run a contest for the best punchline for a few days and see what we can…uh…troll up.)

        Meanwhile, it was fun to watch young Mr. Ozuna get his feet wet in right field this evening. Let’s hope that he isn’t much more than the next Cameron Maybin.

      • jimmymarlinsfan - May 1, 2013 at 12:22 AM

        Gator, for the love of all that is holy, move, root for a different team or shut the fuck up. Your choice

    • cackalackyank - Apr 30, 2013 at 6:24 PM

      36? Was there a spike after those three homers?

  2. darthicarus - Apr 30, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    See you next year Giancarlo.

    • flamethrower101 - Apr 30, 2013 at 5:02 PM

      Rangers fan, much?

      • darthicarus - Apr 30, 2013 at 5:19 PM

        Detroit actually. With his inability to stay healthy and random injuries popping up I don’t see him playing over 100 games this year.

  3. dondada10 - Apr 30, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    A strain? But the HBT doctors had it as a complete tear.

    He might need a 3rd opinion.

    • Old Gator - May 1, 2013 at 12:20 AM

      Send him on over. Make sure he brings his insurance card and he has out-of-network coverage.

  4. melkipershero - Apr 30, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    This is why when you have a fire sell, you sell everything.

    • jimmymarlinsfan - May 1, 2013 at 12:23 AM

      I’m not entirely opposed to that. At least someone else in this thread has a reasonable thing to say

  5. hushbrother - Apr 30, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Here area few reasons: it’s a nice park, the Cuban and Midnight sandwiches are tasty (if a bit pricey), tickets can be had pretty cheap, the aquarium is cool, the bobblehead doll museum is cool, the girls at the Clevelander are nice to look at, and, of course, it’s still Major League Baseball. At least, one of the teams is a major league team. That is, if the Marlins are playing an interleague game. Unless it’s against the Astros. So yeah, by all means go.

    • Old Gator - Apr 30, 2013 at 11:04 PM

      hush, let me respond point by point: (1) Yes, it’s a nice part – for $460MM in disclosed costs and over four billion dollars in interest on usurious bond interest payments that cannot be discounted or prepaid. (2) You can get much better Cuban and midnight sandwiches for a quarter of the price at just about any little mamacity y papa Cuban cafe within five minutes’ walking distance of the stadium; (3) tickets can be had for free so that the front orifice can post attendance figures that aren’t totally humiliating; (4) whereas the bobblehead museum is cool, there are women at the main Clevelander on South Beach who are just as beautiful, and there are many more of them, and you don’t have to hack up the price of a ticket to go see them there; (5) tonight the Feesh played the Mutts, so whether there was any major league baseball being played before the mostly imaginary or holographed crowd is up for debate.

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