After a months-long bidding process, multiple interested parties, and a seesaw of odds as far as who the victorious group would be in the end, the Miami Marlins finally have a deal for new ownership.
Current owner Jeffrey Loria has reportedly agreed to sell the team for $1.2 billion to the New York-based group of Derek Jeter and and businessman Bruce Sherman.
Or, a player could spend the trade deadline afternoon feeding a rhino. Which is exactly what the Twins’ Brandon Kintzler was doing when he found out he was being traded to the Nationals.
Minnesota wasn’t playing on Monday, so the players could relax on an off day before their series against the Padres. Kintzler decided to head to the zoo, which San Diego is sort of known for, and feed some animals.
As he told MLB Network Radio, “I was in the middle of feeding a rhino and a giraffe. Have you ever fed a rhino before?”
No, I haven’t fed a rhino before, Brandon, and now I’m a little bit sad about it.
Regardless of Kintzler’s feelings about being traded to Washington, that’s a really good trade deadline story that he can tell for years to come.
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