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Marlins hold 90-minute meeting after lost weekend

Updated: August 7, 2006, 4:50 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins' latest team meeting may have set franchise records for length and intrigue.

When the Marlins open a nine-game trip Tuesday at Washington, they'll test anew the tenuous theory that clubhouse speeches help. Manager Joe Girardi kept the doors closed for nearly 90 minutes after Los Angeles completed a sweep of Florida on Sunday.

Girardi said he spent most of the time talking to his young team. He termed the meeting a "learning session" rather than ...

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