Redmond A Batting-Cage Nudist

If the Miami Marlins thought Ozzie Guillen was a colorful manager, wait until they meet Mike Redmond — their new manager.

Redmond, a longtime backup catcher, broke into the majors with the Florida Marlins in 1998. In 2003, when the team was struggling and manager Jeff Torborg was fired, Redmond had a unique way of breaking the Marlins’ losing streak.

“Ballplayers do some strange things. I did them naked,” Redmond said. “I had to break a losing streak, so I did it by taking batting practice in the cage wearing nothing but spikes and batting gloves.”

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