Jeff Conined enjoyed a long 17-year career as an MLB player, including eight seasons with the then-Florida Marlins. Conine enjoyed his greatest individual and team success with the Marlins, making a pair of All-Star teams and helping the franchise win both of its World Series titles in 1997 and 2003.
Conine became so popular with the fans in Flordia that he has been dubbed "Mr. Marlin." Now, 17 years after he last played for them, he's back with the organization.
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Conine worked in the Marlins' front office for a time after his playing days ended but left the team in 2017 after new ownership offered him a lesser role.
Thankfully for Miami, Conine doesn't hold a grudge. On Thursday it was announced that he's returning to the Marlins as a special assistant to Bruce Sherman, the team's chairman and principal owner.
Sherman had this to say about bringing Mr. Marlin back home:
"Jeff is an icon of the Marlins organization, and we are excited to bring him back ‘home. His perspective and knowledge of the history of the Marlins franchise and the South Florida community will be invaluable. We look forward to seeing him more at loanDepot park and engaging with our fans and partners.”- Bruce Sherman
Conine himself delivered a touching message on Twitter to the Marlins and their fans after the news broke.
While his new role seems to be more fluid in terms of what his responsibilities will be, Conine still appears to be passionate about the Marlins and helping them win. After bringing home a pair of championships as a player, perhaps he can earn another ring as an executive.
It may take a little while, however, as Miami is coming off a 69-93 season and has +7000 World Series odds for 2023 on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds.
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