GREG COTE'S RANDOM EVIDENCE BLOG: MIAMI. SPORTS. AND BEYOND.
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MY BLISTERING NEW COLUMN ON DEREK JETER'S BETRAYAL OF THE PUBLIC TRUST: As Marlins spring training begins with Monday's first full-squad work in Jupiter, I write that the new ownership's payroll-slashing decimation of the team overshadows the season after a dispiriting winter in which Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and Dee Gordon all were traded. Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter have been a colossal disappointment in putting financial considerations above the product on the field and above their paying customers. To read my entire column, click: A Betrayal of Trust By Jeter Against Marlins Fans.
NOW YOUR TURN: POLL ASKS HOW JETER IS DOING: OK I have had my opinion. Now you have yours. Vote now...
OFFICIAL GOFUNDME PAGE FOR DOUGLAS VICTIMS & FAMILIES: The fund, set up earlier today by the Broward Education Foundation, had raised about $200,000 toward a $300,000 goal in only its first two hours. Wednesdays' mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland killed 17 and wounded more than a dozen others. To donate, here is the official page: GoFundMe/StonemanDouglasVictimsFund.
MY COLUMN ON THE PARKLAND SCHOOL TRAGEDY: To read, click: Sports Mourns. We All Mourn, Then Wait For The Next Tragedy While Leaders Do Nothing.
This week's previous columns: UM Morally Right, But Will the Force (Majeure) Be With Them? LeBron Wins In Latest Power Play, But So Does Miami. And our Dwyane Wade homecoming trilogy: Only 3 Points, But He Owned The Night / Heat Have Big Plans For Wade 2.0 / Welcome Home, D.Wade.
Select other recent columns: Richt Building Something Big & Something To Last. Dear Canton: Call Zach. Also: Exploring Dolphins' QB Quandary. Farewell, Rubin. Beckham's Dream Becomes A Team. Appreciating Wayne Huizenga. When Victims Seize The Power. No Way to Escape Her Shame. Stanton Had All the Power -- And Used It. Do We Trust Jeter To Fix Marlins?. The Hurricanes Are Back; Deal With It, America. The Godfather Speaks. Jeter Betting On Jeter. Hope That Wasn't Goodbye. Wade Will End Where He Belongs. Regret, Tears & a Legacy's Dark Shadow. Specials: Thank You, Mae Riback. Thank You, Edwin Pope.
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