The Miami Marlins is one of the least-liked teams in Major League Baseball. More than $1 billion in public money will have been spent for their new stadium by the time all the loans are paid. The team's management hasn't been shy about getting rid of top players. It's been 15 years since a playoff appearance, and the Marlins have ranked near the lowest in attendance for six years. But this season the Marlins hope to remake its business operations. The business as a long way to go. It’s the second season of the new ownership group, which includes billionaire investor Bruce Sherman and former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter. First pitch for the Marlin’s is Thursday, March 28, against the Colorado Rockies. It is the earliest opening day ever for Major League Baseball, and the Marlins are banking on improving its business. The team had the worst record last year in the National League, along with one of the worst home game records and one of the lowest payrolls in the league. While the
Will Venezuelan Regime Arrest Juan Guaidó? Answer May Lie In Cuba's Past
Most of the news from Venezuela in recent days is not encouraging for the restoration of democracy there. Late last week President Nicolás Maduro's regime arrested Roberto Marrero, the top aide to opposition leader Juan Guaidó - whom the U.S. and 50 other countries recognize as Venezuela's legitimate president. Then on Sunday, Russia flew a military advisor and 100 troops into Venezuela to support Maduro. WLRN's Luis Hernandez spoke with Americas correspondent Tim Padgett on Sundial about the latest developments.
Can 'Granny Flats' And 'Fonzie Flats' Help Solve Broward's Affordable Housing Problem?
Many South Floridians who rent an apartment or house are spending too much to keep the roof over their heads. Recent studies show that more than a third of renters in the region spend over half their income on housing.
Report: South Florida's Housing Affordability Crisis Among Worst In Nation
A new report has found that six in 10 employed adults in South Florida are spending more than 30 percent of their income on rent. That’s the highest of any metro area in the country.
Key West Honors Manuel Cabeza Almost A Century After His Lynching
On Christmas Day, 1921, a mob including members of the KKK killed a Key West man. His gravesite was neglected for nearly a century. After 97 years, Key West held a memorial service on Saturday for Manuel Cabeza. Members of his family, including his 99-year-old niece, attended the service, along with a Key West Police honor guard, the Monroe County sheriff and four members of the Key West City Commission. Manuel Cabeza was a Key Wester who served as a private in World War I. After the war, Cabeza, who was considered white, was in a romantic relationship with a mixed race woman. It's not clear what happened to her but Cabeza was killed — dragged along the beach and hanged from a tree. City Commissioner Clayton Lopez spoke at the service. He said Cabeza should be remembered not for how he died, but for how he lived. "Remember, Manuel Cabeza lived with conviction. Manuel Cabeza lived with confidence. Manuel Cabeza lived with passion," Lopez said. Lopez said he was the product of a mixed