Thursday, February 20, 2014
|Via Sun Sentinel|
Infielder Ed Lucas arrived at Marlins spring training Thursday to find his likeness plastered on a couple of T-shirts.The photo was featured on the popular blog Awkward Family Photos a few years ago after Lucas' sister submitted it to the site. According to Sentinel beat reporter Juan C. Rodriguez, Lucas was 10 at the time the photo was taken. It was "discovered" by his teammates during fantasy football season. We, for one, would love to see the email chain from Lucas' league when the photo came to light.
Pitchers Tom Koehler and Steve Cishek were sporting shirts with Lucas' Awkward Family photo on the front with the words: "We're smarter than you and we know it" as a little jab at Lucas' Ivy League education. He attended Dartmouth.
With the Miami Dolphins (rightly) under scrutiny for their ongoing bullying scandal (and with the Marlins having their own bullying problem with former hitting coach Tino Martinez last season), it's reassuring that the Marlins can prank each other without crossing the line.