October 28, 2011 |
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Iraq war veteran injured during a clash between police and anti-Wall Street demonstrators was not taking part in the protests out of economic want. Scott Olsen, 24, makes a good living at a software company and rents an apartment with views of San Francisco Bay. And yet, his friends say, he felt so strongly about economic inequality in the country he fought for that he slept at a San Francisco protest camp after work. "He felt you shouldn't wait until something is affecting you to get out and do something about it," said friend and roommate Keith Shannon, who served with Olsen in Iraq.
April 17, 2009 |
Not just an afterthought When the Florida Marlins traded arbitration-eligible players Scott Olsen and Josh Willingham to Washington for three young players in November, many thought the Nationals' inclusion of infielder Emilio Bonifacio in the deal was as a throw-in. But Bonifacio has been one of the keys to the Marlins' 8-1 start, matching their best ever. He leads the team with a .386 batting average, 12 runs, 17 hits, and four stolen bases. He began the season with five mult-hit games.
February 13, 2009 |
The National League East figures to be a bear once again this year. A contractually happy Ryan Howard is back to lead the Phillies, the Mets strengthened their horrendous bullpen, the Braves remade their rotation and the Marlins remain the division's scorpion. Before the Phillies gun for their third consecutive division title or the Mets try to reverse their recent September swoons, here are some things to consider, heading into the season: Questions, Questions Phillies: What will be the effects of Chase Utley's offseason hip surgery?
September 13, 2008 |
Scott Olsen got his first win in nine starts, and Jorge Cantu hit a record-setting home run last night as Florida beat visiting Washington, 2-1. Cantu's solo homer that tied the score at 1-1 in the fourth inning was his 25th of the season. The Marlins are the first team in major league history to have four infielders hit at least 25: first baseman Mike Jacobs (32), second baseman Dan Uggla (30), shortstop Hanley Ramirez (29) and third baseman Cantu have accounted for 116 of the Marlins' 188 homers this season.
June 13, 2008 |
If the Phillies and Florida Marlins remain the top two teams in the National League East come September, Charlie Manuel will be happy to know he has Jamie Moyer in his back pocket. Moyer owns the Marlins. He allowed just two hits in eight shutout innings last night in a 3-0 victory at Dolphin Stadium, which prevented a Marlins sweep and extended the first-place Phillies' lead to three games in the East. In nine career starts against Florida, Moyer is 9-0 with a 3.03 ERA (20 earned runs in 59 1/3 innings)
May 7, 2008 |
Scott Olsen allowed two hits in 8 2/3 innings, and Mike Jacobs hit a two-run homer to help the Florida Marlins beat the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 last night. Ryan Braun doubled in the fourth and Prince Fielder singled with two outs in the ninth for visiting Milwaukee's only hits. Olsen (4-1) came within a strike of his first complete game and the Marlins' first since Sept. 16, 2006, but he walked pinch-hitter Joe Dillon to load the bases with two outs in the ninth. Kevin Gregg needed only one pitch to retire Bill Hall on a flyout for his sixth save in seven chances.
July 23, 2007 |
Florida Marlins lefthander Scott Olsen departed on a road trip with the team yesterday despite his recent troubles, including a two-game suspension and a Saturday-morning arrest after he allegedly fought with police. Olsen was still scheduled to start Wednesday in Arizona, manager Fredi Gonzalez said, although the decision wasn't final. "We're still kicking it around," Gonzalez said. "For right now, he's starting on Wednesday. " Olsen was arrested around 4 a.m. Saturday after allegedly refusing to pull over and getting into a fight with police.
March 29, 2007 |
JUPITER, Fla. - There is no handy how-to guide for Florida Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez, no well-worn path for him to follow. What he is doing, in fact, is rarer in baseball than hitting for the cycle or pitching a perfect game. What Gonzalez is doing is replacing a guy who was voted National League Manager of the Year the previous season. That would be Joe Girardi, who managed to get into such a spitting contest with his bosses that he found himself unemployed 2 days after the schedule was completed even though a young Marlins team widely expected to lose at least 100 games was two games over .500 and two games off the pace in the wild-card standings as late as Sept.
September 29, 2006 |
Them's fightin' words. Scott Olsen, a rookie lefthander for the Florida Marlins who was ejected Sunday at Citizens Bank Park for hitting Abraham Nu?ez with a pitch after he surrendered three home runs and seven runs in the third inning of a 10-7 loss to the Phillies, said he had been happy to learn he wouldn't be suspended. "I want to make that start Saturday," Olsen told the Palm Beach Post on Wednesday. "I want to ruin the Phillies' season. " Marlins righthander Brian Moehler is scheduled to face lefthander Jamie Moyer tonight at Dolphin Stadium, where the Phillies open their final series with the National League wild card still to be decided.
September 9, 2006 |
The performance and pace have been incredible, and they're making people think: MVP? The unofficial home-run king? They are becoming interesting debates in the final month of the season. First baseman Ryan Howard crushed his 55th and 56th home runs of the season last night in the Phillies' 3-2 victory over the Florida Marlins at Dolphin Stadium. The win put the Phils in position to win the four-game series with a victory tonight, and left them no worse than 2 1/2 games behind San Diego in the National League wild-card race.