Jeb Bush in talks to buy the Marlins. Please Clap.

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It’s been reported for a couple of months now that Jeffrey Loria wants to sell the Miami Marlins, with a recent report being that he wants to close a deal by the end of 2017. Multiple potential buyers have been mentioned but there has been no real traction on a deal yet.

Throw this into the rumor mill:

The obvious joke if Jeb buys the Marlins is that the 2018 team slogan would be “Miami Marlins: Please clap.” But really, that’s a better bit of fan service and marketing than Loria has ever done.  He sues his own fans on a regular basis for cryin’ out loud.

No one wanted to put another Bush in the White House, but at least the last one who owned a baseball team was pretty popular when he, you know, stuck to baseball. Kindly entreating them to applaud would be a major improvement over the current regime.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.