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Dan Jennings on Marlins' woes: 'Thank God there's no Prohibition in baseball'

The Marlins never foresaw the disaster this season has become. In December, after wrapping up a brisk offseason of trades and free agent signings designed to gussy up the roster, they admired their handiwork and contemplated a rosy summer ahead. "On paper, we were in first place or real close to it right now, in August," manager Dan Jennings said of the thinking then, not just inside the front office, but throughout baseball. But with 50 games to go in an unimaginably dreadful season, the Marlins are nowhere near the top of the standings. They sit in last place with the worst record in the majors, on pace to lose 99 games. Sitting inside the dugout Sunday and staring out at...

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