Florida Marlins

Dontrelle Willis arrested for DUI in South Beach

Dontrelle Willis, he of the high leg kick and squeaky clean image was arrested last night on a DUI charge by Miami Police when he stepped outside his Bentley to pee on the street. (Well, of course, he wasn’t going to pee in his Bentley.) Police say that he failed a field sobriety test but refused a breathalyzer.

The 2003 NL Rookie of the Year and 2003 World Series Champ (oh by the way Cubs fans, he was original drafted by the Cubs) had up until now had a squeaky clean image was the face of the Marlins after they cleaned house following 2003. He also earned about 1/4 of the entire Marlins payroll (at $4.35M last year) and was in negotiations for a new contract in 2007. We’re going to assume that as good of a pitcher as he is, this won’t negatively affect his contract. Hell, Leonard Little actually killed someone on a DUI and the Rams still gave him a new contract.

CBS Sportsline had the best headline of the day, calling him the Pee-Train. Now, that’s a nickname that won’t go away. Makes you think he’s R. Kelly or something.

[Miami Herald]: Marlins’ Dontrelle Willis arrested in SoBe on DUI charge

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Marlins owner must hate their fans

Dear Marlins fans,

It’s opening day. As a measure of how much our fans mean to us, I’m threatening to move the team to San Antonio.

Jeffrey Loria

Owner Jeffrey Loria has not only invited officials from San Antonio to sit with him during today’s game but also said discussions about relocating the franchise to the Texas city have turned “serious”.

Loria has stated previously that his desire was to keep the team in South Florida.

But when asked Sunday whether his stance had changed, he replied: “We’re going to look at all options now. I can only tell you that there is nothing going on in South Florida at this moment.

Everyone is predicting the Marlins to finish last in the NL East and the owner of the team comes out before opening day to suggest that the team will be in San Antonio next year. I’m sure Marlins fans are clamoring for tickets. Sure, this is just posturing in the press to get a new stadium deal but someone needs to send Loria PR for Dummies.

This is why I’m pro-contraction. These idiots have no idea what to do with their teams. On top of that, they go to cities where no one cares.

[Miami Herald]: Loria: Talks now serious