Quote of the Day: Jeff Loria on the Marlins’ new colors

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This is actually the quote of last Friday, but I had missed it and it’s way too awesome to pass up.  Here’s Marlins owner Jeff Loria, describing the team’s new color scheme:

“We are the red-orange of the breathtaking Miami sunsets and the citrus industry; the blue of the sky and the sea; and the yellow of the beautiful Miami sunshine.”

And some of you people don’t like that a person involved in the art industry owns a baseball team.  He classes the joint up!

Angels hire Brad Ausmus as special assistant to the GM

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have hired former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, managed the Tigers for four seasons, accruing a 314-332 (.486) record. The Tigers fired him after the 2017 season and hired former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in his place.

Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations of players in the Angels’ system, amateurs, and players in other organizations.